Adobe Loves/Hates the Cloud

Adobe’s new Creative Cloud services has already been hacked. Here’s the story:

Many though that the Creative Cloud would mean an end to app piracy. Instead of just buying a version of Photoshop or another app, you subscribe to the suite, paying Adobe forever instead of just once. It’s like the cellphone carriers’ contracts, only for software, and the suite phones home to Adobe periodically to check that you’re keeping up with your payments.

The trouble is, Adobe has to let you download the actual app to run on your computer. And this app can be cracked.


The good news for Adobe is, CC has also brought in about 700,000 new paying customers.


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