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Forever 21 gets caught pirating Photoshop, Adobe sues

By Scorpus
Jan 30, 2015
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  1. Not everyone can get away with pirating Adobe products, especially when it comes to a major clothing retailer like Forever 21. In a lawsuit from Adobe that was recently filed in a California District Court, the company alleges that Forever...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,899

    I'm kinda glad I'm no longer 21.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,055

    Sued more than 50 times? They should change the name of the franchise to 'Forever in Hot Water'.
     
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  4. Wait, so malls in the US have security guards standing outside of every retail outlet? Or is that just a coincidental photo? I've never seen two security guards watching a retail store, only a single guard in a bank. I feel so sheltered and innocent as a Canadian.
     
  5. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    Wow, just... wow. Even after being notified, they kept on course. Not even when the previous company my father worked for had economic troubles, piracy was at discussion. They didn't want additional troubles that could make them potentially loose a lot more money. They overcame their bad moment and a potentially big problem was avoided.
     
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    Iv never seen a mall cop in front of a store. USA resident here.
     
  7. Adobe is a predatory corporation, with questionable morals and has burned so many bridges it will be extinct in the not too distant future.
     
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  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,899

    Undercover pirates in uniform not guards!
     
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,107

    lol, no... I think the mall 'cops' just saw a professional photographer setting up the tri-pod and jumped in the photo.
     
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  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    The guards were Photoshopped into the photo, hence the lawsuit...

    This seems like another instance of people not being willing to submit to Adobe's new subscription business model.
     
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  11. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    Use GIMP, it's free with plenty of tutorials online (youtube). Problem solved.
     
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  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,055

    42 counts twice as much. :D
     
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,899

    That counts me out, I'm 42.5. lol
     
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  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    As much as I don't like Adobe and their practices I think they're well within their right to pursue damages especially if they informed Forever 21 prior to doing so.
     
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  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,055

    I wish I could remember back to when I was 42. Ah the joys of youth... :D
     
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  16. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,905   +529

    That's not true. since when is it "morally wrong" to uphold the law?
    ~Adobe notified Forever 21 about the piracy of their products, but that they "continued their infringing activities even after being contacted"~
    Also, Adobe has good foothold with their products in many markets. They are here to stay for a very long time.
     
  17. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Adobe broke plenty of laws getting the information about cracked versions of there software from forever 21, next they will so 1.2billion people due to the same violations they made they have always been blackhat.
     
  18. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,217   +1,240

    Forever Bay
     
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  19. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,905   +529

    link or it's just speculation. we're not talking about individuals, it's a lawsuit against another multimillion dollar company.
     
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  20. I don't see this very often. Maybe they had a big problem with shoplifting. In the last decade I've noticed most big supermarkets in my area will hire an off duty cop to stand by the door, but that's about it.
     
  21. The pic of guards are from one of the South American stores.. maybe Brazil.. that need guards.
     
  22. To all the people curious about the mall cops. This photo is from India (where I live) and those guards are common in many stores.
     
  23. NicktheWVAHick

    NicktheWVAHick TS Enthusiast Posts: 69   +43

    Meanwhile Do Won Chang sits comfortably on board his megayacht "Equanimity" off the coast of Bora Bora. I wonder if he has free WiFi? Check it out. This guy is my hero.....his story is wonderful.
     
  24. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,899

    I think I will.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Do-Won-Don-Chang/192685814109582
    http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/04/nine-ceos-with-the-worst-reputations/3/
     
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  25. As an amateur artist who used both extensively, I can tell you that GIMP can't do one-tenth of what Photoshop does!
     

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