I've heard claims that Gigi Hadid has admitted to releasing the now-infamous Adobe Zii patcher for Adobe CC products (it was on her social media some time ago, now-removed by the hosts) and providing Adobe CC serials for people.
I don't know if this is an urban legend or not, but from a legal standpoint, would this ever reach open court, and could it be a PR disaster for Gigi Hadid?
Is this likely to go unenforced in terms of downloading, or would Adobe pursue this? I read on straightdope.com it said:
The law goes after people DISTRIBUTING the thing, not downloading it.
Adobe CC products are not abandonware, so what could this whole situation mean for Ms. Hadid from a legal standpoint?
I've heard that Taylor Swift has also done a similar thing, but with Photoshop CC serials for download, and that Karlie Kloss has admitted to releasing software patchers and promoting them via AppKed (so my source who works in Hollywood tells me).
Also, what's the legal status of AppKed (which is famously used by celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, Joe Jonas, Ariel Winter) - is this a violation of US law? (you'd have to google AppKed to know what i mean!)
I work in the celebrity sphere, but not from the legal side of things, only as an assistant / virtual assistant etc. to some celebrities in addition to being their personal driver (of a black minivan or SUV usually), so aren't sure what the full social and legal consequences of their actions would be? I only really tend to deal with traffic law, not consumer or software stuff.