Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

by Larry Emmott on May 20, 2019

in Management,Security,Software

From VICE:

It’s yet another example of how in the modern era, you increasingly don’t actually own the things you’ve spent your hard-earned money on.

…“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.”

Source: Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop – VICE

The same is true in the dental world. For example, if you purchased Dentrix (or any other pm system) you do not own your copy of Dentrix you only have a license to use it.

It is a sad fact that in the digital world you do not own anything that has a software component. That is “own” in the traditional sense that you have complete control over the owned object and can modify it or sell it as you wish. This extends well beyond software applications. It includes devices that have a software component such as a CAD CAM machine. For many of these devicers you need to have and maintain a software license. If you do not maintain the software license the device will not work. The device you may have paid six figures for becomes a useless piece of metal with out the license.

This is another version of the digital age question I have been asking for years. “Who owns the data?”

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