Dreamweaver Student edition limits?

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  1. JWest macrumors 6502

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    K, so here's my question.

    Straight from adobe's website (for education purchases):
    "A customer may only purchase one copy of any product. Education versions of Former Macromedia products only (Studio 8, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.) are intended for instructional and administrative purposes only and may not be used for any commercial purpose."


    So it seems that all of the Adobe products (photoshop, etc.) can be used for commercial purposes (for me, that would be selling prints of my digital art). But dreamweaver and other former Macromedia products cannot. Does this mean I can't build my website in dreamweaver if I'm a student or what? I'm just not sure what they mean by that.
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Is your website a personal site or a business site? If it's a personal site, and you are a student, you would meet their conditions. If it's a business site, but it's your own business, it's not clear to me what their policy means. What is "administrative" use of Dreamweaver, anyway? If you would be using Dreamweaver to do work for hire (people paying you to make their websites), then I think you are outside the terms of their conditions, even as a student.
     
  3. JWest thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, my website is for my art, so it would logically be a personal site, but I may one day sell prints of my art. I wouldn't be selling them directly on the site, I'd use deviantART's print shop (you send them your art, they handle all the printing and shipping, and you get part of the profit). But, I'd have links to be deviantART shop on my site, so is that considered "commercial"? This would be a ways off, so for now I can use it to just build the site I suppose.
     
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    There's nothing in their statement that talks about future commercialization of work done while a student. I can't speak for Adobe, but I don't think you are the type of customer they are trying to prevent from using an education version.

    If you want to be sure, contact their sales department to ask about the nuances of their policy. That's what I did once when I was in a gray area. I explained the situation and they said I qualified.
     
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