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.