Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
> > in other words, you are advocating pirating software, just as you do
> > with images taken from other web sites.
> > photoshop was one of the most pirated apps, if not *the* most pirated
> > app, along with other adobe software, which is why adobe moved to
> > activation over a decade ago and a major reason why they currently only
> > offer it as subscription. while not impossible, it's *much* harder to
> > pirate now.
> How is it *much* harder?!
because it periodically pings adobe's servers to verify, versus
supplying a valid serial one time.
> It's as easy as ever to pirate software, including
> photoshop CC.
no it isn't.
that doesn't mean it's impossible, just that it's harder than it used