From: sobriquet <dohduhdah@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
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On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:08:23 PM UTC+1, nospam wrote:
> In article<d8ec4ebe-4153-448c-a71b-43f86105871c@googlegroups.com>,
> sobriquet<dohduhdah@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> > > 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.

Oh really, and you think people who come up with cracks and
patches can't figure out how to to prevent the software from doing
this?
If you download the software from a torrent site, you have the
software and you can use it and there is no need whatsoever for
the software to keep in touch with adobe.

> 
> > 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
> to be.

I've been using pirated copies of photoshop for a long time and
I haven't noticed any difference in how hard it was to fetch a
copy from p2p, apply the crack and enjoy the software.

If it was hard there wouldn't be so many people downloading a
copy from filesharing sites. That photoshop CC 2018 version on
rutracker in the screenshot has been downloaded over 17000 times.