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Marsu42

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Re: CS2 free download?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 04:30:43 PM »
Thanks for finding that out Marsu! I requested admins to remove the thread...

Or better leave it in place, maybe locked - or else the information about the problem gets lost if 10000 other sites plaster "free download" (correct) or "Adobe giveaway" (probably not correct) over the web.

Note: There doesn't seem to be anything illegal about the *download* since you just need to have an Adobe ID and Adobe nowhere says you shouldn't, it's about the *usage* afterwards.

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Re: CS2 free download?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 04:30:43 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 04:42:51 PM »
 
Note: There doesn't seem to be anything illegal about the *download* since you just need to have an Adobe ID and Adobe nowhere says you shouldn't, it's about the *usage* afterwards.

True...  The reference is to Adobe's own site. Surprising miss on their side if this was not meant to be a "giveaway"...

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Re: CS2 free download?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 05:06:32 PM »
That's the Internet for you :-p ... official Adobe response, see http://forums.adobe.com/message/4974662

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On behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated ...
 
You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2!
 
What is true is that Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who need to reinstall their software, copies of CS2 that don't require activation but do require valid serial numbers are available. (Special serial numbers are provided on the page for each product download.) See <http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1114930>.
 
You are only legally entitled to download and install with that serial number if you have a valid license to the product!

... so according to Adobe, even downloading is not ok w/o a license - but since there's nothing whatsoever after entering the Adobe ID on the download site, I don't think they won't annoy people who downloaded it with a "real" ID. As I said above: Someone's out of a job...

EDIT: I don't think Adobe could give away CS even if they wanted to because surely there are some included components licensed from 3rd parties that want to be paid per delivered copy, no matter what Adobe does - it's the same problem why many source codes cannot be published.
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Re: CS2 free download?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 05:06:32 PM »