Adobe Photoshop CC Has Already Been Pirated In Just One Day

Adobe Photoshop CC Has Already Been Pirated In Just One Day

With all the recent discussion about Adobe's Creative Cloud model and the polarizing opinions surrounding it, one of the topics people have been mentioning is how it will stop the pirating of Photoshop and other Adobe products in the suite. Some felt that many people were just upset with the model because it could no longer be pirated by those who did not pay. 

Now that Photoshop Creative Cloud went live just the other day, we didn't know what to expect. However, news is out that just a day after the release, Photoshop CC has already been pirated and available. Although we do not condone piracy, we're shocked to see that it was that easy to circumvent the new model. The reason is how CC works, “An Internet connection is required the first time you install and license your desktop apps, but you can use the apps in offline mode with a valid software license. The desktop apps will attempt to validate your software licenses every 30 days.”

With the constant need for validation and continual updates through the cloud, many felt it would be difficult to pirate something that requires constant contact for it to stay updated. However, it took no less than a day for pirates to get around it.

We're not engineers by any means, however you would think that any means of pirating the software would have been cross checked so it would not be possible this time around. Considering Photoshop is one of the most pirated software in the world, is it by design that makes it so hard to stop? We'd like to hear your thoughts.

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I don't think this will have too much effect on adobe's profit, being a business you would keep a licence, it's too much of a risk not too, being an individual you can get away with it but chances are if you could not pirate it then you would not buy it anyway. But people who get a pirate copy will learn to use it, cos let's face it it takes ages to learn fully, then will apply and maybe one day have a business and buy it.. Think of it all as a loss leader for the bigger future.

Not that I am pro piracy, I just think it's a waste of time and money fighting it head on, better to offer a better alternative, make the right way easier than piracy and reduce the effect.

Nerd Baiting.