« on: May 13, 2013, 10:06:30 AM »
Honestly? So you're saying that if you came to my house and logged onto my computer and used my student copy of CS4, which I purchased LEGITIMATELY, you are pirating the software? My wife and I live in the same house and share the same computer... I have the license for Windows 7 and Office on my computer, but my wife also uses that software - is she pirating from Microsoft now? I think you've got it really quite wrong.Hmm... in 2008 I bought CS4 Design Premium for around $400 (as a student). I still use it five years on.
With the new CC subscription, the cost of ownership by now would have been around $1800. If I had remained a student from 2008 until now it would have cost me $720 (they offer 60% discount for students). But I was only a student for one year (mid-life crisis), meaning the price from then until now would have been $1584.
I know which model I prefer.
As a side note: to those that had CS4, but now use CS6, are there many improvements between the two versions? If there's enough incentive, I'll just buy a student copy of CS6 DP while I still can (my wife's now the student)... it's still $400...
Having your wife buy PS at the student price for you, who is not a student, is essentially pirating the software. If you're willing to pirate the software part way, why not just go all the way and download it from the net for free.
I don't have it wrong at all... using someone elses software on their computer that they legitimately purchased is typically allowed under licencing agreements. But having someone else, regardless of whether it is a family member, buy a student version intended for your use, when you are not a student, is not allowed.
In this case, your wife may have purchased the student version legitimately you YOU didn't. You are not a student and are not using the software in the capacity of a student.