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From: "Mayayana" <mayayana@invalid.nospam>
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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:17:00 -0500
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"sobriquet"<dohduhdah@yahoo.com> wrote

| I've been using pirated copies of photoshop for a long time

  I wouldn't go around talking about it if I were you.
Though I wonder how much Adobe care. Like MS Office,
they make their money by pricegouging commercial
customers for an industry-standard product. For those
customers, the high cost of using Adobe pays for itself.
Most others are unlikely to use it. (Aside from a few
suckers like nospam who think the only way to edit
photos properly is to buy the very latest version of
PS.)

  Another way of putting that: If you made money from
using PS then using it illegally wouldn't be worth the risk.
If you don't make money from it then you're not likely
to ever be an Adobe customer. I wouldn't be surprised
if a lot of college students use it illegally. And I wouldn't
be surprised if Adobe likes that. As Bill Gates once said
about China: "If they're going to steal software we'd
rather they steal our software. We'll get them to pay for
it later."