Wednesday, October 9th 2019

Adobe Pulls the Plug on Venezuela, Thousands of CC Users Cut off From Their Apps

With U.S. economic sanctions on Venezuela taking effect, Adobe discontinued its Creative Cloud (CC) subscription service in the country, stranding thousands of creators without their creative apps. Adobe switched to SaaS-only in several markets and the only legal way for creators to use popular Adobe apps such as Photoshop, Premier, Acrobat, Lightroom, and Illustrator, is through CC. Much like Steam, CC is a DRM platform that lets you subscribe to Adobe apps on monthly or annual payment plans, and provides you with the latest versions of the apps, with regular updates. You also get access to cloud-storage an asset library, and a social network of creators.

Adobe's exit from Venezuela isn't sudden, the company has given Venezuelan creators until October 28th to download any content stored on their accounts. From October 29th, Adobe's servers will longer respond to requests from Venezuela. This also means Creative Cloud apps will break. CC authenticates users by dialing home each time an app is launched. If a user is falling behind on subscription payments or if the app can't reach Adobe servers, they are usually given a 14-day grace period before the app stops working. Executive Order 13884 signed by President Trump strips Venezuela of all U.S. businesses, which would include payment processors such as Visa and MasterCard.
Sources: Aender Lara (Twitter), The Verge
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33 Comments on Adobe Pulls the Plug on Venezuela, Thousands of CC Users Cut off From Their Apps

#1
voltage
Cloud crap. ill stay with CS6 for as long as I can.
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#2
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Definitely an argument against SaaS.
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#4
spectatorx
How about vpn or at least proxy? Will this help to Venezuelans?
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#5
Bayfront Benny
Well I'm not a Trump fan, but you have to do something about these parasites that are raping Venezuela. I don't know what impact this will have on them although Visa and MC certainly will have a greater impact. Then again their business is to rob the country and export that mindset to destabilize the rest of Latin America through their stolen petrodollars, which they have done successfully to other similar scumbag types of leaders and organizers.
Either way the ordinary Venezuelan will continue to bear the brunt from both sides.
This is political and I apologize for the OT content.
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#6
Joss
Bayfront Benny, post: 4130065, member: 154313"
but you have to do something about these parasites that are raping Venezuela
The sanctions, as always with economic sanctions, only affect the common citizen. The ruling elites, whoever and wherever, will always have means to shelter themselves.
On the other hand, those who believe Western governments are well intentioned when they economically choke foreign countries need to have their heads examined.
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#7
TheinsanegamerN
I'm surprised anyone in venezuela can afford Adobe CC. This is the same country experiencing hyperinflation and lack of basic goods, ala germany in the 20s, due to their command economy falling apart after running other businesses out and becoming reliant on sour crude. Thsi is a country that literally cannot grow enough food to feed itself and cannot import food because their currency is beyond worthless. How on earth can they afford Adobe?
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#8
trog100
Joss, post: 4130083, member: 152251"
The sanctions, as always with economic sanctions, only affect the common citizen. The ruling elites, whoever and wherever, will always have means to shelter themselves.
On the other hand, those who believe Western governments are well intentioned when they economically choke foreign countries need to have their heads examined.
they are only believing what their mainstream media tells them.. its a shame they are so easily fooled but its how its always been.. i dont see it changing..

trog
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#9
AnarchoPrimitiv
Looks like America's criminal tamper8ng in the affairs of Latin America will continue into this century just has it had throughout the 20th century.
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#10
remixedcat
doubt if there's any legal copies there anyways.. they are eating their dogs and cats to survive, adobe is the least of their worries there
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#11
ArchStupid
Ferrum Master, post: 4130023, member: 90058"
How does this stop using cracked software?
Is a company gonna install cracks on all of the computers in their office?
Even if they do manage to do that they probably won't get updates, and most importantly - no tech support.
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#12
flmatter
trog100, post: 4130110, member: 21545"
they are only believing what their mainstream media tells them.. its a shame they are so easily fooled but its how its always been.. i don't see it changing
Same could be said for this country and any other media outlet that do not report the full facts, just their twisted political agenda. But I am getting off topic.
Sucks for those Adobe users there losing their access, I am still on the CS6 version.
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#13
moproblems99
Precisely why I bought CS6 and will still stay there. As software moves to services, I will stay put and look for alternatives.
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#14
sepheronx
remixedcat, post: 4130209, member: 84450"
doubt if there's any legal copies there anyways.. they are eating their dogs and cats to survive, adobe is the least of their worries there
I doubt this very much.

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#15
Steevo
Bayfront Benny, post: 4130065, member: 154313"
Well I'm not a Trump fan, but you have to do something about these parasites that are raping Venezuela. I don't know what impact this will have on them although Visa and MC certainly will have a greater impact. Then again their business is to rob the country and export that mindset to destabilize the rest of Latin America through their stolen petrodollars, which they have done successfully to other similar scumbag types of leaders and organizers.
Either way the ordinary Venezuelan will continue to bear the brunt from both sides.
This is political and I apologize for the OT content.
So its Trumps fault that Venezuela chose Socialism which has never worked many years ago before he was president, and the capitalist pings at Visa and MC who operate in almost ever other country with rules in place are at fault too.

What you smoking man?
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#16
noel_fs
i would call that note professional and its not like it matters too much, most installs are probably cracked so...
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#17
Kinestron
sepheronx, post: 4130253, member: 16941"
I doubt this very much.


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#18
Lionheart
Steevo, post: 4130331, member: 19251"
So its Trumps fault that Venezuela chose Socialism which has never worked many years ago before he was president, and the capitalist pings at Visa and MC who operate in almost ever other country with rules in place are at fault too.

What you smoking man?
I know his opinion doesn't compute with mine, I'm going to use the generic "What are you smoking" insult loool. :roll:
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#19
Steevo
Lionheart, post: 4130405, member: 52641"
I no his opinion doesn't compute with mine, I'm going to use the generic "What are you smoking" insult loool. :roll:
NPCs gonna be mad. You ____________ (insert phobic insult here)!!!! Orange man bad...Orange man bad....Orange man bad
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#20
Lionheart
Steevo, post: 4130448, member: 19251"
NPCs gonna be mad. You ____________ (insert phobic insult here)!!!! Orange man bad...Orange man bad....Orange man bad
And you proved my point, more generic cheap compartmentalized labels & you assumed I was against your Trump statement... :wtf: I was more poking fun/trolling at your cheap "What are you smoking" insult cause it's so overused when someone has a different opinion, now you've stuck me in the NPC anti Trump category lol. :roll:
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#21
sepheronx
Kinestron, post: 4130404, member: 177542"

Mine is from this year, and is actually at a random location rather than one cherry picked by a media group with an agenda.

The real threat is lack of medicine in the country.
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#22
trog100
i follow this geo political stuff quite closely but still cant quite figure why the US government fells the need wage economic war on Venezuela.. what exactly is the significance of the place or it leaders relative to the US..

trog
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#23
sepheronx
trog100, post: 4130687, member: 21545"
i follow this geo political stuff quite closely but still cant quite figure why the US government fells the need wage economic war on Venezuela.. what exactly is the significance of the place or it leaders relative to the US..

trog
What I gathered is it goes back to the time of Chavez. He brought socialism to Venezuela and was removing or doing what the US didn't want him to do - socialized the oil and gas industry in Venezuela which Exxon had a huge control on. Then he moved closer to Russia and China in terms of political and military development. As of recent of what John Bolton said "This is America's backyard" it quickly became clear what US intentions are in Venezuela. That, and they also did specify how much oil Venezuela has on more than one account (apparently the most known reserves in the world, above Saudi Arabia). And there are 2 major refineries in Texas that refine Venezuelan Oil into petrol and these 2 refineries are very large and very expensive because Venezuelan oil is really heavy, and so US ended up buying a ton of it in the past.

Its about controlling what is around you and having access to its resources.
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#24
Bayfront Benny
Steevo, post: 4130331, member: 19251"
So its Trumps fault that Venezuela chose Socialism which has never worked many years ago before he was president, and the capitalist pings at Visa and MC who operate in almost ever other country with rules in place are at fault too.

What you smoking man?
No - you completely misunderstood my statement - basically I'm a believer in capitalism (don't smoke don't drink either).
I'm completely leaving Trump out of this. It is not only not his fault but he is actually trying to do something about it - I just wanted to separate him from whats happening there which has been happening since the days Chavez came in due to too few rich and too many poor.
Regarding Visa and MC - all I am saying is that will hurt but not really Maduro and the people in power in Venezuela because they will continue to enrich themselves anyway regardless of sanctions.
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#25
trog100
sepheronx, post: 4130690, member: 16941"
What I gathered is it goes back to the time of Chavez. He brought socialism to Venezuela and was removing or doing what the US didn't want him to do - socialized the oil and gas industry in Venezuela which Exxon had a huge control on. Then he moved closer to Russia and China in terms of political and military development. As of recent of what John Bolton said "This is America's backyard" it quickly became clear what US intentions are in Venezuela. That, and they also did specify how much oil Venezuela has on more than one account (apparently the most known reserves in the world, above Saudi Arabia). And there are 2 major refineries in Texas that refine Venezuelan Oil into petrol and these 2 refineries are very large and very expensive because Venezuelan oil is really heavy, and so US ended up buying a ton of it in the past.

Its about controlling what is around you and having access to its resources.
so basically its an alternative supply of oil independent of the middle east.. expensive to refine but useful if middle eastern supplies dry up..

Uncle Sam wants control of it.. :)

trog
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