It’s one of those nuisances that disrupts the working day. You open Photoshop, Illustrator or Premiere Pro to pick up where you left off on a project with a deadline to meet, and you’re hit with a message from Adobe that demands you agree to new terms and conditions before you can get on with work.

Many people faced with the situation this morning won’t have had the time to make another cup of tea, sit back and read through the small print and will have just clicked through it so they can get down to work. But those who did read the finer details are raising some concerns (see our Adobe software list for a run down of the company’s apps). Adobe assures me that nothing has changed in practice, but I can understand users being taken aback.