Adobe Says Forever 21 Is Pirating Photoshop

By Bill Donahue (January 29, 2015, 2:46 PM EST) -- Adobe Systems Inc. and two other software developers accused retail giant Forever 21 on Wednesday of illegally reproducing copies of Photoshop and other programs, violating the companies' copyrights.

The suit is light on details, but it says that Forever 21 — an apparel chain with nearly 500 stores and $3 billion in yearly revenue — copied and reproduced various creative programs offered by Adobe, like Illustrator graphic design software and Premiere video editing software.

Autodesk Inc., which makes architectural and engineering software, and Corel Corp., which also makes visual design software, joined Adobe in filing the suit, saying the retailer ripped...

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