Lensmen meet to discuss software pricing [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]
(DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) "Photographers and videographers from across the state met here on Thursday and admitted that they have been using pirated versions of software in their business and it is a crime. They agreed that they should be doing business legally.
The meet was held in response to the recent raid conducted by police on a photo studio at Pardeshipura after a complaint of copyright violation by software giant Adobe.
About 400 people from across the city and some from Bhopal, Dewas, Jabalpur, Katni Ujjain gathered in the meeting to discuss the issue.
Pesident of Indore photo and videographers association, Sachin Gupta said, "The price of Adobe Photoshop software is Rs 58,000 which is too high to afford for businesses like ours."
The company has offered 50% discount for bulk purchase. But we want company to bring down the price below Rs 20,000, Gupta said.
The software once purchased would have a life-long license and can be operated on three computers.
Gupta said, "On October 12, we have a meeting with the company officials in Delhi, we would discuss our problems with them and try to bring the price at the level where both can be benefited."
Software giant Adobe Systems Incorporated on Tuesday filed an FIR with the police alleging copyright violation by a photo studio for using unlicensed photoshop software in Pardeshipura area. Pardeshipura police along with some officials from Adobe raided a studio and seized four CPUs in the morning. An advocate representing Adobe and two officials from the company's Delhi office came to the city to clamp down on those using pirated version of company software.
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