Everything Is Licensed

These days we spend lots of money on ones and zeroes and our ability to actually claim ownership over those products is disappearing. Of course these corporations which claim we don’t have the right to repairs the cars we’ve paid tens of thousands of dollars for don’t do anything to pay for the environmental or disposal costs, but they still claim we’re just licensing them. Software is really bad where books, games, or videos you buy can just disappear off your device, or you find you’re no longer allowed to access your files without paying for an upgrade.

Adobe’s particularly bad, and despite having incredible software, I’d recommend everyone use whatever alternatives they can find, and don’t ever pay for subscriptions! Here’s an article about Adobe threatening to take legal action against people who use old versions of Creative Cloud.

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