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Old March 31st 18, 03:14 PM posted to
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Default Can Mac Adobe Illustrator read in a Microsoft PowerPoint with fonts?

In article , Mayayana

| you are pirating it.
| Not necessarily.

Those programs were actually put online by Adobe
some time ago. Adobe themselves provided the
keys. There were license terms with the downloads
that said they were only valid if obtained from Adobe
directly. Check. So it's all perfectly legal.


the license terms stated that cs2 is for those who already have an
existing cs2 license.

it is *not* nor never was intended to be able to leech a copy. period.

Later Adobe altered the terms to say the download
was intended only for people who had bought the
programs but had lost the media and key.

nope. they never altered anything.

My guess is

just that, and completely wrong.

that they were offering them
to get new customers who might then want to
mortgage their house to buy the latest version.


it was a (then) 8 year old version that hadn't been sold in years and
would not run on existing hardware or operating systems anymore,
therefore they could not justify keeping the activation servers online.

new customers were buying new versions, at the time, either cs6 or
creative cloud.

your guess is not even remotely close.

Then it probably turned out that there were no new
suckers to be had. Only people who were interested
in Adobe products *if* they were free. So Adobe
backtracked and officially claimed that, "Yes, we're
giving this stuff away. But not really."

like i said, your 'guess' is wrong.