Ask the Department of Justice to intervene against Adobe's monopolistic behaviour.

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Ask the Department of Justice to intervene against Adobe's monopolistic behaviour.
May 13, 2013


If like many you are worried by the recent move of Adobe only cease selling boxed version of its software, sign this petition asking the Department of Justice to intervene against the monopolistic behaviour of Adobe.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/ask-doj-investigate-adobe-systems-inc-recent-announcement-change-its-software-license-subscription/TfWzqjHQ

Here is what the petition is asking :

Ask DOJ to investigate Adobe Systems, Inc. recent announcement to change its software license to subscription-only.

Adobe sells software used by creative professionals, i.e., photographers, filmmakers, graphic designers, musicians etc.

Via tactics such as hostile takeovers, backroom deals with distributors and short-term predatory pricing, Adobe attained a monopoly over the creative software market. No serious challenger has existed since 2005.

Now Adobe is abusing its customers by changing to a subscription-only model "Adobe Cloud."

Over the usual product lifecycle the subscription pricing scheme is a 300% price increase for most customers who have no choice but to pay or be unable to work in their profession.

Since the file formats in which customers' work is saved are proprietary, customers lose the ability to open or edit their property without paying Adobe forever.

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