Forever 21 Accused of Stealing Photoshop, Faces Lawsuit from Adobe

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Adobe, makers of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and more, is suing clothing retailer Forever 21 for "willful, intentional, and malicious" copyright infringement by using unauthorized copies of its products.

Joining Adobe in the suit is Autodesk and Corel.

"Plaintiffs are informed and believe and thereon allege that in conducting their business, Defendants have engaged in the unauthorized reproduction of certain of the Adobe Products, Autodesk Products, and Corel Products onto computers located at their premises, and that Defendants use copies of the Adobe Products, Autodesk Products, and Corel Products to conduct their business," reads the complaint. "Plaintiffs are informed and believe and thereon allege that Defendants have not purchased adequate licenses for the Adobe Products, Autodesk Products, and Corel Products."

According to Adobe, Forever 21 continued to use its products illegally even after Adobe contacted them and told them to stop.

As The Verge points out, Adobe's recent move toward cloud-based versions of its software has been met with an uptick in pirating.

Adobe is seeking an injunction to stop Forever 21 from continuing to use the "unauthorized" products, as well as damages and court fees.

Image via Forever 21, Facebook

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