Adobe Creative Suite education for commercial use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Scenicroadways, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Scenicroadways macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    #1
    I was wondering if its ok to order the educational creative suite (only 380$) for myself If i am doing freelance graphics (or commercial use). Would i get in trouble? It would only be for me on my home computer. Any replies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Location:
    London, England
    #2
    I think the educational licence if for non comercial use, If you are earning money from it you can afford to pay for the full version.
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    BrisVegas, Australia
    #3
    i think you should read the license agreement carefully, and check out Adobe.com, there might be FAQs about that issue on their site.

    i know it sucks when you actually buy the educational software, then you've got to pay more when you go commercial. i think some places might do a upgrade deal, so it's cheaper to get the full version if you've already purchased the edu version.
     
  4. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

    FuzzyBallz

    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Home of Al-Qaida
    #4
    Commercial = Retail. If everyone buys the education version for home use, company would go bankrupt. Do you know what you're asking is the same thing as renting movies from blockbuster and copying it for personal enjoyment while thinking you're not breaking the law because you're not showing the movie at the local YMCA?

    They made the education version for a reason, so students can starve themselves to near death so they can buy the software (the price of the commercial will kill them)
     
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2003
    #5
    right back to ya... :rolleyes:

    (though the rest of your point stands, i believe)

    personally, if you will be doing commercial work, i wouldn't risk it. the potential negative repurcussions on your professional career when caught using the software illegally will be far more damaging than the hit your wallet takes right now.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    Gone but not forgotten.
    #6
    The Macromedia Studio MX 2004 educational version has similar licence restrictions.
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #7
    Quick question...

    Does the original poster not understand the difference between retail and education? Students like me can BARELY afford to buy the ed versions of stuff, and we all see it as a favor from the companies. DO NOT BUY the ed versions and then use them commercially, the prices will go up on everything (if they can't trust people to honor their licenses, they may get rid of ed versions altogether).
    EDUCATIONAL versions are for EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY, by TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.
     
  8. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Location:
    London, England
    #8
    Im assuming that the original poster is a student, working on the side. To buy an educational product do you have to prove your are in education? I assume you do or every one would be doing it.
     
  9. Mantat macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Location:
    Montréal (Canada)
    #9
     
  10. d8n_two macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    #10
    I bought the Adobe Design Collection my first semester in grad school. My school's bookstore/software outlet made me sign a license agreement saying that I would not use the software on for-profit projects. I know this isn't done everywhere and our bookstore is simply covering it's backside and keeping its relationship good with Adobe.

    I got a few paying gigs and wanted my software to be legit. After talking to an Adobe sales rep, she told to buy an upgrade package. It upgraded the software to the CS version and the license to commercial. Total cost in the end was around $700 for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and GoLive. This is compared to $1000 if I'd have to bought the commercial package to start out with.

    That's a lot of rambling, but maybe it helps.

    d8n_two
     
  11. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

    FuzzyBallz

    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Home of Al-Qaida
    #11
    Uhhh.. no it's not. What you brought up is call stealing. Try bringing that up at dvdtalk.com's forum and I'm sure you'll get mega flamed.

    Making a copy of a movie you bought and rent is a whole different story. If it's legal to copy rental movies, they might as well call it "rent to copy so I don't have to spend my money buying the original at wal-mart."
     
  12. Jonnod III macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    #12
    If you bought the DVD you might be able to take a back-up copy. But it would depend on copyright law in your country.
     

Share This Page