It is very difficult to find an email address at Adobe Systems Inc., so I have left the following on a "report piracy" form on their website.
Re: Photoshop, Lightroom and Piracy.
When I purchased CS3 many of my acquaintances said I was a fool for
paying that amount of money for software that they were happy to give to me
gratis. I now find myself looking at purchasing a download of Lightroom
2 at a premium of some thirty percent over your price to US customers.
Surely that makes me doubly a fool.
Lightroom has been a fine product and I have been using it since it came
out in beta, and hopefully contributed in some small way to the beta
People like to feel some loyalty to things that work well for them, and
are willing to pay a fair price. However charging up to double the US
price of $99, depending on where in the world you live, is in my opinion
predatory. Or "price gouging" if you like.
When I see someone using a pirated version of Lightroom or for that matter Photoshop, what am I now to say to them? What would you say to them?
Kindly note this has been published on the forum at Luminous-landscape.com.
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Murray David Sutton