Computers Unlimited Anti Piracy Campaign for Adobe Software

We all know the issues surrounding illegitimate software… but do we know them well enough? The dangers of using such software are serious: pirated software increases the risk for viruses, spyware, adware and other malice. Avoiding the pirates is the best way to avoid these risks.

But what’s the best way of doing this? The solution is refreshingly simple. Source your Adobe software through an Adobe Authorised Distribution Partner like Computers Unlimited - the Adobe Gold Channel Awards 2008 Distributor of the Year and an official Adobe partner!

CU, in partnership with Adobe, continues to help its resellers ensure they understand their obligations through a comprehensive anti-piracy programme called ‘Trust Your Source’.

The ‘Trust Your Source’ campaign provides CU’s resellers with all the tools they need to educate their customers about the dangers of buying Adobe software from non-authorised sources. It clearly explains the licence conditions and registration responsibilities.

The campaign highlights the benefits to end-users of buying from an authorised reseller and some of the dangers of not doing so. One simple way to ensure you always source and use legal software is to buy boxed and volume licensing from CU.
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Risks of purchasing illegitimate software

  • You dramatically increase the risk of viruses and spyware

  • Adobe support may not be available to you when you need it most

  • You may not be able to upgrade/cross-grade your products

  • You won’t be able to transfer your products to another organisation

  • Your business reputation could be severely damaged (Business Software Alliance are much more vocal when piracy is discovered in organisations, and publish names on their website)

  • You may run the risk of legal action (infringement of Adobe’s licensing agreement can be damaging and expensive)
Always remember:
  • Downloads of Adobe software are ONLY available via the store

  • If the price seems too good to be true, beware!

Benefits of sourcing Adobe software from CU

  • 100% guarantee that ALL stock is legitimate - CU is an Adobe partner and only supplies stock sourced direct from Adobe UK

  • Adobe trained Account Managers - Adobe only supports accredited distributors. CU has Adobe trained Account Managers who work directly with Adobe

  • Real business relationship and partnership - CU provides many valuable services such as regular price lists, price protection, the latest product updates and training. If you stray, expect limited or no support from either CU or Adobe

  • Marketing support - Join the campaign and you'll have the chance to be included in joint Adobe/CU marketing activity. We'll also support your efforts getting the message out to your customers via email or print, and can even assist you with campaign promotional items

  • Reseller recognition - All participating resellers will receive a plaque and certificate for their office confirming their support for this campaign

  • Stock rotation on legitimately purchased software

  • Local support facilities from vendor for your customer

  • Support if your product media is faulty and or requires replacement directly from Adobe

  • Fast delivery on stock from UK distributor

Source your Adobe software from a trusted source and eliminate the cost of uncertainty!

Think you may have obtained Illegitimate software? Report it here!