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Adobe Inc. is an American computer software company which operates many popular tools with which online content is created, including Photoshop, Flash, Acrobat Reader, PDF, and Creative Suite.


Adobe was founded December 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke.[5] They first created PostScript, which was licensed by Apple in 1985. Over the course of the following decades, Adobe introduced several popular softwares which were mainstays with Apple, including Illustrator, PDF, Acrobat Reader, and, most notably, Photoshop. The company changed its name from "Adobe Systems" to "Adobe Inc." in 2018.


Adobe Flash is a development platform for various types multimedia and software, including animations, browser games, web applications and mobile games. Flash is supported on a several different web browsers for the Microsoft Windows, Mac OS C and Linux operating systems, but was replaced by HTML 5 for use on smart phone mobile devices. In December 1996, the software company Macromedia purchased FutureSplash, renaming the product to Adobe Flash and releasing it as both an editor and player. The new version was widely adopted on the web by video game and animation creators following the release of a free browser plugin. In January 2008, the core technology Internet markup language HTML 5 was released, which included several features similar to Adobe Flash, including audio and video playback and Scalable Vector Graphics. Unlike Flash, HTML 5 requires the use of CSS3 and Javascript to run animations and interactive elements. In January 2015, YouTube replaced Flash with HTML 5 as their default video player.


Photoshop is an image-editing software application developed and published by Adobe Systems. Since its initial release in February 1990, Photoshop has established itself as one of the most advanced and widely used graphic editing programs in the market by offering a wide range of constantly evolving features and tools that enable its users to create original artworks or digitally manipulate pre-existing images. In the context of Internet culture and digital arts, Photoshop has played a vital role in facilitating the creation of hundreds of memes and other notable original artworks, to such an extent that "photoshopping" (often shortened as "shopping") is now used as a colloquial English verb for editing images in general.

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On May 10th, 2019, Twitter user @KupoGames[1] tweeted that he had received an email from Adobe alerting him that they had discontinued certain older versions of their Creative Cloud applications and that as a result, he was no longer licensed to use them.

Matt Roszak Follow @KupoGames I just got an email from @Adobe that l'm no longer allowed to use the software that l'm paying for. Time to cancel my subscription I guess. Share plz. Adobe Dear Valued Customer At Adobe, we always strive to deliver more value to our customers, including much requested new features and capabilities, critical bug fixes and security updates. For these reasons we recommend all customers use the latest release of our Creative Cloud applications. We have recently discontinued certain older versions of Creative Cloud applications and as a result under the terms of our agreement, you are no longer licensed to use them. Our records show that you may be using the following version(s) of these applications ANIMATE: 15.0, ANIMATE:15.2,16.5 (Flash CC 2015 Please be aware that should you continue to use the discontinued version(s), you may be at risk of potential claims of infringement by third parties. Please upgrade to the latest version(s) using the instructions below. By upgrading. you will continue to recelve all the value that Creative Cloud has to offer Here's what to do next: .For the simplest experience, download and install the latest version of the applications listed above using the Creative Cloud Desktop applicatlon . If you do not have the Creatlve Cloud Desktop application, you can download and Install It here - For detailed instructions on how to use the Creative Cloud Desktop application, click here - You can also download and install these applications (after signing in) from here. Should you have any difficulties, Adobe's Customer Support organisation is available to answer any questions about upgracing your Creative Cloud software. Please contact them here. Finally, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation. Regards, 2:42 PM 10 May 2019

Others reported that they received emails alerting them which specific applications they were no longer licensed to use Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom Classic, Animate and Media Director.[2] In response to a customer complaint, @AdobeCare tweeted, "Customers who continue to use or deploy, unauthorized versions of Creative Cloud may face potential claims of infringement by third parties. We can not comment on claims of third party infringement, as it concerns ongoing litigation. ^CS."[3] Legal expert Dylan Gilbert told Vice[4] "(Adobe) has the power to force its customers to upgrade to newer more expensive versions at its whim, which illustrates the undue power and influence of EULAs over the lives of consumers. We should be able to own the things we buy.”

User @Biggaybutchbabe tweeted a Who Killed Hannibal? meme about pirating Adobe, gaining over 600 retweets and 2,000 likes (shown below, left). User @maaike posted a joke, gaining over 60 likes (shown below, right).

maaike! Follow @yesmaaike man adobe is getting really out of control You have 6 App updates availablex ...Or else. 8:47 PM 15 May 2019

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