One of the speculation on the move Adobe made to the creative cloud is that it was done to address piracy. This is not surprising considering that Photoshop is probably the most pirated software ever.
Adobe CC was only released yesterday. Yet, a quick search on any of the big “sharing” sites reveals a Photoshop CC torrent, at least for windows. I guess this is not as surprising as it may seem considering the licensing software used by the new CC applications. Each application is installed with an offline copy, and connects to the authorization server upon installation and then every 30 days.
It would be pretty interesting to see how/if Adobe fights this piracy.
FIY, DIYP is against piracy pretty strongly, it just pisses everybody off.