I searched for info about this on Adobe's site, and found this]http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/01/update-on-cs2-and-acrobat-7-activation-servers.html]this
post[/url] from yesterday:
"Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7
because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on
many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old
versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those
customers. While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to
help our customers."
I'm not sure how to interpret this. They say that this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away
the software, but they don't go to say "but that's not the case", they say "we did it to help our
customers". Which could mean that they don't mind this interpretations that much.
Ah, found quotes from the forums saying
"Special serial numbers that work with these downloads are included on the download page.
However, please note that you are only legally entitled to download and install with that
serial number if you already have a valid license to the product!"
So I guess that's that.
(And gods help me with the borked editing system.)