Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
"Eric Stevens"<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
| Soubriquet talks of 100,000 down loads but I wonder how many of them
| get to be used. I know several people who have tried bootleg PS and
| given it up because they couldn't understand it. I suspect that many
| of these downloads have been made simply because they could.
| Then what ... ?
You might be right. I imagine it's mostly kids and
people in poor countries. For anyone else the
risks are not worth it and the technical knowledge
is not there.
Back when a disk just came with a key, at most,
people thought it was normal to pass it around to
friends. No one thought of it as stealing. But if that
no longer works and the software has to be "activated"
then the majority of people stop sharing. At that
point it becomes active law-breaking.