In a statement made to AppleInsider, Adobe said, “Adobe recently discontinued certain older versions of Creative Cloud applications. Customers using those versions have been notified that they are no longer licensed to use them and were provided guidance on how to upgrade to the latest authorized versions.” They add, “Unfortunately, customers who continue to use or deploy older, unauthorized versions of Creative Cloud may face potential claims of infringement by third parties.”
For those who are unfamiliar, Creative Cloud is Adobe’s subscription service where for a monthly subscription, users get access to various Adobe apps and services. The idea behind the service is that users will always get access to the latest version of the app, instead of buying one version and then having to buy the new version later.
However, there are times when having the latest does not mean that it will be the best, which is why it is understandable that some users might choose to use an older version. There is a good chance that this might have only affected a small number of Creative Cloud subscribers, but it’s something you might want to take note of in case you plan on using older versions of some of Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps.