Change is hard. Adobe’s switch to subscription-based pricing was no exception, forcing users to pay a monthly fee to use Photoshop, Illustrator and the software vendor’s other creative tools, rather than being able to buy them outright. Those people are likely feeling some amount of vindication since Adobe yesterday revealed that it has to deactivate the accounts of Venezuelan customers to comply with U.S. sanctions.

The U.S. government issued Executive Order 13884 on August 7 to prohibit U.S. companies from doing business in Venezuela. That means Adobe has to deactivate these accounts, and even though it promised to ”continue to monitor developments closely” and ”make every effort to restore services to Venezuela as soon as it is legally permissible to do so,” the company has no way of knowing when the sanctions will be lifted.

Källa: US Sanctions Force Adobe to Deactivate Venezuelan Accounts