Reply to post: Re: This is not a subscription/perpetual matter

Upgrade refuseniks, beware: Adobe snips away legacy versions of its Creative Cloud apps

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Re: This is not a subscription/perpetual matter

> Anyway, if you look for illegal software, at least be smart enough to get if for free, and don't feed criminals.

It's not illegal - if it were eBay would remove listings as they do with pirated copies - there are dozens of sellers shifting 1000s of copies of Adobe apps entirely legally due to the limbo of the licensing terms in the EU.

> There's nothing in EU laws that forbids renting something, or forbids subscription licenses instead of perpetual ones

There is law which covers digital download rights though - subscription for on-going updates, cloud services etc is another thing. At some point they will presumably move the license from subscription to credit agreement, but I guess that raises more complex problems.

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