Adobe Systems Incorporated: Eliminate the mandatory "creative cloud" subscription model.
  • Petitioning Dr. Charles Geschke

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Dr. Charles Geschke
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Adobe Systems Incorporated: Eliminate the mandatory "creative cloud" subscription model.

    1. Derek Schoffstall
    2. Petition by

      Derek Schoffstall

      Wenham, PA

Development of Adobe Creative Suite 7, and all plans of future creative suites have been discontinued. The only option going forward will be the Creative Cloud (CC) subscription model.

You should support this petition because Adobe is making their already expensive products even more expensive in the long run. Adobe is robbing small business, freelancers, and the average consumer. They do not seem to understand that every company is a not multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporation that has an infinite amount of resources.

In the end it comes down to this: all of Adobe's consumers will not be able to make such a large payment every month on the CC subscription model. In the short term, the subscription model looks to be okay, but over time the only entity that is benefiting from this is Adobe. The (no longer) current model: paying a one time fee for infinite access is a much better business model and is better for the consumer.

Let's make a difference and stand up to Adobe and let them know our stance. We want our voices heard.


Supporters, I wanted to let you all know that there is a considerable amount of misinformation from both sides about the CC subscription model; those confused about the specifics of CC as well as deceitful propaganda coming from all over the place. Adobe has cleared up a few "myths" and misconceptions about CC, but nothing they have said has addressed the underlying issues. I wanted to let you all know this so you can vigilant and support this petition for the right reasons. Make sure to read up!

For more information:

Adobe Creative Cloud FAQ

Techcrunch Article - May 6, 2013

CNET Article - May 6, 2013

Response from Microsoft - May 7, 2013

Adobe Alternatives:

Response from Pixelmator - May 7, 2013

Response from CorelDraw - March 26, 2013

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 40,000 signatures
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      Derek Schoffstall
      Petition Organizer

      Excuse me for my absence. I have had many problems with accessing the website.

      Anyways, I wanted to share with you a place were you all can congregate and continue the conversation.


      Adobe has released no news that has changed our stance here. Keep up the conversation. The only way to get Adobe to change is to continue sharing our dissatisfaction with their decision. - Start, Join, and Win Campaigns for Change is the web's leading platform for social change, empowering anyone, anywhere to start petitions that make a difference.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rob Chester WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 3 hours ago

      I'm disturbed that they have moved to a rent taker model. I will never subscribe to CC unless it's paid for by someone else.

    • Grégory Lec FRANCE
      • about 8 hours ago

      Retarded to no offer the two solution ! This is total scam to rent licence !

    • Roman Sharf STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • about 8 hours ago

      Because it will be better for everyone!

    • Miki Marro-Kearns VENTURA, CA
      • 1 day ago

      I have been a designer for almost 20 years and therefor a long time consumer and user of Adobe. I simply cannot afford $600 every year for apps I never even use. They need to change the pricing system.

    • Nick Mathews STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
      • 1 day ago

      I hate paying monthly


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