Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
> > i didn't say they couldn't. i said it's harder.
> Harder? You mean they had to drink an extra cup of coffee to figure
> out how to crack it?
much more than that.
photoshop 7, before adobe added activation and long before creative
cloud subscriptions, needed only a valid serial number, which were
photoshop cc pings adobe's servers to verify it's active, so that check
must be spoofed somehow, which is more work than just typing in a known
valid serial number.