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

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Dr. Charles Geschke
Dr. John Warnock
Senior Vice President
Mr. Michael Dillon
Executive Vice President
Mr. Mark Garrett
Senior Vice President
Ms. Ann Lewnes
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shantanu Narayen

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.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Robert Rivera SAN LEANDRO, CA
      • about 8 hours ago

      I use CS6 Master Collection and I don't use this software for profit. Paying this so called subscription is a bunch of bullshit. This sounds like they feel as if they are now running out of ideas and want us to pay for maintenance. I would pay for a maintenance fee if it was a reasonable. This is a scam and I don't use this to justify this new move. I feel as though you want to take my tools out of my box and hinder my way to express my creativity with the world. I guess I need to go back to pens, paper, canvas, and paint because at least that won't crash or scam me.

      • about 20 hours ago

      Educational procurement

    • Miriam Awe GERMANY
      • about 22 hours ago

      weil ich betroffen bin als selbständige Grafikerin, die auch in Zukunft mit Adobe Produkten arbeiten will aber die Preis und Produktpolitik dieses Monopolisten nicht billige

    • L Dickson KETTLE FALLS, WA
      • 1 day ago

      I'm needing a single tool from Adobe for my self employment and I cannot afford this new setup.

    • Levi Ames FULTON, MO
      • 1 day ago

      Adobe clearly has gotten to big for their britches. This just absolutely cuts off the smaller businesses and freelancers through out the world. It's impacting me enough to stand up and say something. They need to give back the power of choice. You take that will have a lot of angry artists on your hands. Period.


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