Adobe Creative Cloud Student Edition for Commercial Use

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  1. getmeouttahere macrumors newbie

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    I am currently studying a Masters Degree at University and my wife is studying an Undergraduate Degree at the same University, so we are both eligible to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud Student Edition.

    In addition to studying we own a UK Limited Company and we would like to use the Adobe software within the company.

    I have read the EULA and it says that the Student Editions can be used for commercial use on a 'Privately Owned Computer', but I was just wondering how strict this is. We could argue that the computers used within the company are owned by us as individuals rather than us as a company, but will this ever become an issue?

    To put this into perspective, the full Creative Cloud suite is £15.49 per month for the student plan, whereas the 'Individual' plan is £45.73 so quite an increase.

    We can get the Individual plan for £26.68 as we already own Adobe CS5 software, but that pricing only lasts for 1 year.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    How strict are they? I'm sure they'll probably not catch you, but that doesn't make it right. If you're using the product to make money or use it for commercial use then you ought to be using the non education version.

    I'm sure anyone can set up a logical argument to justify their use of educational products for commercial use but that still doesn't make it right.
     
  3. getmeouttahere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you read my full post? The EULA states the education version can be used for commercial use but has the caveat of 'on a privately owned computer'. So I don't agree it's 'not right' to use the educational version for commercial use, if Adobe have granted permission for that.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    That's only for use in North America.
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/453900
     
  5. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I would agree with Maflynn - If used to profit in a company its perhaps a better ethical and legal footing to use the full priced package.

    In my opinion its a bit of a stretch to say equipment used in a Limited company belongs to the individual.

    I too am on the student price (as I am studying); but were I to have a business making money using the Adobe products; I would think it only fair to switch to a more appropriate plan.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    My point is that if you're making money and using it in a professional manner then the educational version isn't the proper flavor :)
     
  7. getmeouttahere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. I get what you're saying.

    I have spoken to Adobe on their Live Chat and they have said that the student version can be used for business use as long as I am still in education. When I leave the education system, I would need to purchase the full version. They even said my company could buy the software on my behalf.
     

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