09/29/2020

Only against Maduro? Adobe cuts off service to Venezuelans for US sanctions

Only against Maduro? Adobe cuts off service to Venezuelans for US sanctions

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Adobe is shutting down service for users in Venezuela in order to comply with a US executive order issued in August that prohibits trade with the country. The company sent out an email to customers in Venezuela today to let them know their accounts would be deactivated, and posted a support document further explaining the decision.

The British company Transferwise and the US software company Adobe Systems Incorporated will suspend their service in Venezuela at the end of October due to US sanctions, a measure that generated rejection and uncertainty among users of these platforms

Only against Maduro? Adobe cuts off service to Venezuelans for US sanctions
Only against Maduro? Adobe cuts off service to Venezuelans for US sanctions

The news is not only disastrous to designers and freelancers who rely on the company’s software like Photoshop and Illustrator, but to NGOs and media outlets that will no longer be able to use software like InDesign, Acrobat, and Reader. The ban will also affect all free services like Behance, Adobe’s portfolio site, which requires a Creative Cloud account.

But…

Only against Maduro? Adobe cuts off service to Venezuelans for US sanctions
but … don’t tell adobe that there are Free software

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