Gives up short for “most evil” outfit of the year award.

Adobe, which had been heading for the title of most evil company for 2012, has changed its mind about requiring customers to pay to get recent security patches for its Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash Professional products.

The company had been up for the award because of the way it was charging an arm and a leg for its products in countries which did not follow the Americans into their silly revolution. Australia is particularly furious.

But it was a dead cert for the title when it started demanding cash from CS5 customers to fix security cock ups in its software.

Read more: TechEye

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