Adobe Users Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

Adobe Users Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

It appears that Adobe is warning some users of its Creative Cloud apps that they can’t use older versions of the software.

It appears that Adobe is warning some users of its Creative Cloud apps that they can’t use older versions of the software, reports Vice. Users of older versions may face potential “infringement claims” from third-party companies. Little is known about those third-party team, but let’s look into the whole situation.

The team began sending some users of Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Premiere, Animate, and Media Director apps a letter with a warning that users are no longer legally authorized to use the software they may have thought they owned.

“We have recently discontinued certain older versions of Creative Cloud applications and as a result, under the terms of our agreement, you are no longer licensed to use them,” Adobe states in the email. “Please be aware that should you continue to use the discontinued version(s), you may be at risk of potential claims of infringement by third parties.”

The team doesn’t inform users about the reasons for discontinuing use of the software. Dylan Gilbert, a copyright expert with consumer group Public Knowledge, commented on the situation.

“Unless Adobe has violated the terms of its licensing agreement by this sudden discontinuance of support for an earlier software version, which is unlikely, these impacted users have to just grin and bear it,” Gilbert said.

Gilbert states that consumers now never actually own anything that contains software. This new reality forces users to agree to “take it or leave it”, so the licensor can change its terms of service without notice.

The company has all the power they need to force its users to upgrade to newer more expensive versions, so it’s all about the undue power and influence of EULAs over the lives of consumers. We want to own the things we buy, but we don’t. That’s just the way it works.

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Comments 9

  • asianangryshorty

    Bye Adobe. I'm moving to Pixlr. IT'S FREE!

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    asianangryshorty

    ·5 months ago·
  • Al Bundy

    If companies like this continue acquire everything then we are all xxx, shame they recently acquired allegorithmic substance desiçgner/painter, etc., same shit like autodesk.

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    Al Bundy

    ·5 months ago·
  • Udi

    God, I'm so happy I moved to Affinity and left all the Adobe drama and nonsense behind.

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    Udi

    ·5 months ago·
  • Jon Snow

    As a clarification, Adobe didn't tell they'll sue you themselves, but (according to the letter) "you may be at risk of potential claims of infringement by third parties.” Meaning you're at your own risk if you're working for some company while using outdated Adobe's software — that company might sue you.

    "you are no longer licensed to use them"
    It may be true Adobe, but that sound cold as shit. What a bad PR.

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    Jon Snow

    ·5 months ago·
  • Unrealdev.uk

    Affinity is the way forward now.

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    Unrealdev.uk

    ·5 months ago·
  • bill gates

    This is just ridiculous, at this point it's safer to use a cracked version...

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    bill gates

    ·5 months ago·
  • JMB

    That's insane, what happens if that particular person or company requires that version for specific reasons related to their pipeline? You shouldn't be forced to upgrade if you've paid for it. Adobe's almost monopoly on creative programs is out of control and desperately needs a valid rival.

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    JMB

    ·6 months ago·
  • KeirAzuma

    Another good option is Affinity. It doesn't replace everything but its a one time purchase and very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator.

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    KeirAzuma

    ·6 months ago·
  • JerryAtricks

    Time to switch to Krita. It's open source, and it's free!
    https://krita.org/en/

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    JerryAtricks

    ·6 months ago·

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