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OEM CD's, legal? [2005]

New Here ,
Nov 16, 2005 Nov 16, 2005

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I have come across various websites offering OEM Photoshop disks for ridiculous prices. I strive to stay legal in my software purchases and not buy grey-market or bootleg anything. The sites selling this software say it is legal as they have the license from the OEM. I'm confident the CD's are real though not sure of the act of reselling.

I can't find anything on Adobe's site - are these CD's legal for resale without the original hardware bundle?

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Community Expert , Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

I've locked it. It is not invalid to ask such a question, but the simple answer now to the very old thread is that CC is the only version now made and it is subscription only and not on CD.

 

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Nov 16, 2005 Nov 16, 2005

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In article <3bbd43df.-1@webx.la2eafNXanI>, <ccswny@adobeforums.com><br />wrote:<br /><br />> I have come across various websites offering OEM Photoshop disks for<br />> ridiculous prices. I strive to stay legal in my software purchases and not<br />> buy grey-market or bootleg anything. The sites selling this software say it<br />> is legal as they have the license from the OEM. I'm confident the CD's are<br />> real though not sure of the act of reselling.<br />> <br />> I can't find anything on Adobe's site - are these CD's legal for resale<br />> without the original hardware bundle?<br /><br />No. Adobe does not sell "OEM Photoshop" - it is a scam and they are<br />selling something they do not own the rights to sell. It is not grey<br />market - it is bootleg/pirate/illegally copied.<br /><br />--marc

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Dec 04, 2005 Dec 04, 2005

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Hello,

it depends on local laws.

When local laws allow unbundling of software and when the seller
has no otherwise contract with adobe then it is legal.

Here on german ebay PS 6.0 OEM is offered with upgradedable and Adobe verified serialnumber and official bill.

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Peter

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In article <3bbd43df.1@webx.la2eafNXanI>,<br /><Peter_Heckert@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />> it depends on local laws.<br /><br />> When local laws allow unbundling of software and when the seller<br />> has no otherwise contract with adobe then it is legal.<br /><br />> Here on german ebay PS 6.0 OEM is offered with upgradedable and Adobe<br />> verified serialnumber and official bill.<br /><br />For all versions of Photoshop subsequent to 5.0, there were no, repeat<br />none at all, "OEM versions" of Photoshop. All such versions for sale<br />other than by Adobe or retailers who sell the software in full<br />shrinkwrap boxes with manuals and Adobe-issues serial number are<br />illegal by the laws of all localities of which I'm aware.<br /><br />--marc

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I've locked it. It is not invalid to ask such a question, but the simple answer now to the very old thread is that CC is the only version now made and it is subscription only and not on CD.

 

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