Adobe has personally warned each user of the dangers of litigation when using outdated versions of Adobe's products, which include Photoshop along with a number of other applications. The company announced this to all subscribers of the cloud platform Creative Cloud, where branded Adobe applications are distributed.
In its message, Adobe strongly recommends that users stop using early versions of their applications. The company refers to them almost all versions of programs, in addition to the last two. The company has stopped issuing licenses to them, so their use may end up in claims from a third party, which Adobe chose not to disclose. An incomprehensible situation turned out: users who paid for a subscription to use software products now run the risk of getting a subpoena.
Adobe's behavior is largely due to the conflict over Dolby Labs, which develops software directly. The company has a number of claims against Adobe, accusing it of copyright infringement and the distribution of Dolby Labs' intellectual property royalty-free. Dolby Labs believes that Adobe has infringed its intellectual property rights since 2012, which has filed a complaint with a US court.
The beginning of the conflict between the companies is associated with the moment Adobe switched to a subscription model for software products through a cloud service, abandoning the boxed version of a package of ready-made applications. Dolby Labs' frustration is understandable. When Adobe sold software discs, it calculated the exact number of units sold, which determined the final royalty rate. The decision in favor of the cloud service led to the termination of accurate calculations. According to Dolby Labs, this allowed Adobe to avoid paying developers some of the license fees.
Adobe has named 12 software products covered by its recommendation. They include some versions of Animate and After Effects, Adobe Audition - audio editing solutions, Bridge and Captivate products, Photoshop and an analogue of real Photoshop - Lightroom Classic, as well as older versions of InDesign layout designer. Also, Photoshop, some of its modifications, fell out of favor. Additionally, SpeedGrade, Media Encoder and Premiere Pro complement the list of programs.
The Topic of Article: Adobe asks users not to use software products, including the famous Photoshop.