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.
> 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
i didn't say they couldn't. i said it's harder.
> 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.
if you download cracked software, it's already cracked.
> > > 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
we know that.
> I haven't noticed any difference in how hard it was to fetch a
> copy from p2p, apply the crack and enjoy the software.
fetching an already cracked app is not the same as figuring out the
> 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.
17000 is nothing.