Photoshop upgrade no longer possible

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
David Hull
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Re: That's not the point
In reply to RobertSigmund, Apr 3, 2013

RobertSigmund wrote:

Mark B. wrote:

RobertSigmund wrote:

David Hull wrote:

I guess that if there is any good thing that will come out of this, it will be that people like yourself will get an education WRT how licensing works. Your box of soap didn't come boxed with an EULA placing limits on what you could do with it, your box of Photoshop most definitely did and you agreed to it (whether you read it or not) by clicking on that “I Agree” button when you installed the program.  Next time, just don’t click that little button and see how far you get with your ownership argument.
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I am so glad to have all these experts of the law of contract in this forum. Now if you could show me a Bundesgerichtshof judgement confirming your opinion, it would be even more convincing. 

Ever heard about the Emperor's new clothes?

No need for anyone to be an expert in law...here's a link to the EULA for Adobe's license for Photoshop CS6.  Specifically, section 3 spells out who owns the software:

3. Intellectual Property Ownership.

The Software and any authorized copies that Customer makes are the intellectual property of and are owned by Adobe Systems Incorporated and its suppliers. The structure, organization, and source code of the Software are the valuable trade secrets and confidential information of Adobe Systems Incorporated and its suppliers. The Software is protected by law, including but not limited to the copyright laws of the United States and other countries, and by international treaty provisions. Except as expressly stated herein, this agreement does not grant Customer any intellectual property rights in the Software. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by Adobe and its suppliers.

It's spelled out in black & white as to ownership.  If you can't agree that you don't actually own the software, then you shouldn't purchase it.

I have no intention to buy a John Grisham novel, copy it and sell the copy to an editor as my own manuscript.

What you bought was a 20 character access code (license key) that allows you to use the product for a period of time. In the past that was an open ended license based on a particular version of the SW, apparently in the future it will be a time limited license allowing use of the current product for a period of time. You really don't own anything, never did. That paragraph says it all.

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