Adobe Submits DMCA Request for 27 Years of Software


27 years ago, Adobe made a DMCA request for a pirated copy of Acrobat Reader 1.0 software, which was released in 1993. It is unknown whether the company deliberately submitted the DMCA request or was due to a filtering error.

Like many other big companies Adobe regularly sends DMCA notices to websites that offer “illegal” versions of their software. However, F-Secure researcher Mikko Hyppönen reports that the company is currently MS-DOS published years ago for Adobe Acrobat 1.0 focuses on obsolete software such as.

Although many people do not know, Adobe was using the MS-DOS operating system in the years when the file format took its first steps on the Internet. first PDF reader Adobe had made Acrobat 1.0 available. Adobe’s 1993 It surprised many that it sent a DMCA notice for this software, which was launched in 2011 and is no longer valid today.

A DMCA notice has been sent to the Tweet with a download link to Adobe Acrobat 1.0:

Hyppönen, who brought the issue to the agenda from his Twitter account, the software company, for MS-DOS Adobe Acrobat Reader 1.0 linking to an old copy from his tweets He said he removed one. Hosted at WinWorld, this software was launched more than 27 years ago, shortly after PDF was invented.

The security researcher, who published the tweet five years ago, said that there was no problem with the original tweet, but he Twitter bot He reports that he was dealing with a DMCA notice when he posted the tweet in his fifth year.

While the original tweet was still live, the message re-shared by the bot account was quickly removed by Twitter. Hyppönen also helps the bot account sharing the tweet. that you are locked he reports.


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It is not yet known whether this DMCA request was legally submitted by Adobe or if it was due to a failure in the filtering system. Hyppönen, on the other hand, says that this software is antiquated, rather than a DMCA claim that you belong to the museumsays it will fight Adobe if necessary.

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