Exactly 27 years ago, Adobe requested the DMCA for a pirated copy of Acrobat Reader 1.0 software released in 1993. It is not known whether the company sent the DMCA request intentionally or whether it was caused by a filtering error.
Like many other large companies, Adobe regularly sends DMCA notifications to websites that offer “illegal” versions of their software. But according to F-Secure researcher Mikko Hyppönen, the company is now focusing on software that is no longer used, such as Adobe Acrobat 1.0, released years ago for MS-DOS.
Although many people do not know, Adobe introduced Adobe Acrobat 1.0, the first PDF reader for the MS-DOS operating system, in the years when the file format took its first steps on the internet. Many were surprised that Adobe sent a DMCA notice for this software, which was released in 1993 and is no longer valid today.