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When a company starts these antics, this is my only sentiment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os5TXyJlEMc
My take on combating piracy is to compete with it, thus the pirate should never get a better experience then the paying user.
 
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Wow they are just begging for users to pirate.
    
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Then companies wonder about why there's so many dudes with a patch on the eye and the bird on the shoulder.
   
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post #14 of 40
Translation: We want (even) more people to pirate our products!
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So let me get this straight...They already have a product that is priced well beyond the scope of the average customer is ever willing to spend;now they are charging people for critical hotfixes for bugs, bugs that that THEY, themesleves made? Now this is trying to scam legitimate customers and force people to upgrade to the latest version of adobe. What's next Adobe? Are you going to charge everyone for getting the latest flash player as well?
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Originally Posted by 5entinel View Post

So let me get this straight...They already have a product that is priced well beyond the scope of the average customer is ever willing to spend;now they are charging people for critical hotfixes for bugs, bugs that that THEY, themesleves made? Now this is trying to scam legitimate customers and force people to upgrade to the latest version of adobe. What's next Adobe? Are you going to charge for getting the latest flash player as well?

God I hope so. Anything to force the internet community to move away from Flash is a good thing.
post #17 of 40
Adobe Photoshop CS6 v13 alone in Australia is $1009. Thats almost 2 weeks wages for me!!!

You can see how "The Pirate Bay" is very appealing. Doubt many people have this much disposable income to drop on software as a hobby.

For the record, I have no idea how to use it anyways xD

Adobe Master Collection CS6 is $3679 bahahahahaha!
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People will be moving to torrenting after reading this.
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Quote:
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People will be moving to torrenting pirating after reading this.

Fixed.
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post #20 of 40
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I mean not like their excessively overpriced products weren't reason enough for people to pirate, now paying users cant even expect to be taken care of?! Wow.
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Agreed But i have this feeling they will use that arguement against everyone. "our prices are high because of pirating" creating an endless cycle of finger pointing.
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So let me get this straight...They already have a product that is priced well beyond the scope of the average customer is ever willing to spend;now they are charging people for critical hotfixes for bugs, bugs that that THEY, themesleves made? Now this is trying to scam legitimate customers and force people to upgrade to the latest version of adobe. What's next Adobe? Are you going to charge everyone for getting the latest flash player as well?

You all are aware that the price is rather cheap when using the products for their intended professional use? Photoshop isn't developed for the average person to just mess about with. It's made for professional graphic artists. And when used properly the money is made back in no time from doing jobs. Even freelancers can easily make the money back. Furthermore with the program they're starting / or have started I believe it'll only be $50 a month or so to 'rent to own' it which honestly isn't all that bad.

And the issue is only with loading ( specific ) files ( to narrow it down more, specific file types ) from unknown sources. So unless you're busy downloading files from sketchy sites to load into them, then it isn't going to effect you. And in a professional settings, you likely aren't going to be downloading .tif's ( the file format for photoshops exploit ) from 4chan and loading them into your work machine. I'm sorry, but if you are that dumb and do get infected, it's totally deserved. Even for the normal user who pirated it just to play around with photoshop, this likely isn't going to bother them.
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