Adobe Tells Users They Can Be Sued For Not Upgrading

Adobe Tells Users They Can Be Sued For Not Upgrading

Users of Adobe’s Creative Cloud are getting some odd messages that are both confusing and upsetting. The company made the following statement about users of older versions: “Adobe recently discontinued certain older versions of Creative Cloud applications. Customers using those versions have been notified that they are no longer licensed to use them and were provided guidance on how to upgrade to the latest authorized versions. Unfortunately, customers who continue to use or deploy older, unauthorized versions of Creative Cloud may face potential claims of infringement by third parties.”

While this seems odd, it shows how software companies are moving to a model where individuals no longer own software, even if they pay for it. The software is licensed for use, not purchased. Due to way modern EULA’s are written, end users have little if any legal recourse against actions like this.

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