« on: May 07, 2013, 08:19:02 AM »
Adobe made this decision because a lot of people without a business don´t pay for the Photoshop software (warez).
and the cloud will change nothing about that.
microsoft and others tried a server side activation... changed nothing.
there will be pirated cloud versions. no question about that.
but adobe can make more money, a constant cash flow from cloud based software.
instead of releasing new versions every 18 month.
and that is a big deal, as it makes things more predictable (R&D cost for example).