Adobe CEO avoids questions over ‘Australia Tax’ controversy

15 February, 2013 by Macworld Australia Staff
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Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has refused to answer questions regarding the so-called ‘Australia Tax’  during a press conference in Sydney on Wednesday.

Video footage of the press conference, posted to YouTube, shows Naraven avoiding questioning from an Australian journalist about why Adobe charges Australian consumers yp to $1400 more for its traditional software, compared to US pricing.

Naraven refused to directly answer the questions, focusing instead on the company’s Creative Cloud software,  which is closer in price across all regions, claiming the suite is the future for Adobe customers.

This week Macworld Australia reported that the Australian Government had subpoenaed Adobe, Apple and Microsoft to appear in court on March 22 to face questioning in the Australia Tax inquiry. Failure to attend the hearing, or avoid further questioning could result in further legal action for all companies involved.

See below video footage from Adobe’s recent press conference in Sydney.

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  1. Don Montalvo says:

    Well, if you lived in a country of 1.3 billion people (more than 10x the population density of the US), you’d have to find a way to feed everyone too.

    What better way than to create a monolopy (bye bye Freehand), hire dirt cheap labor (ever call Adobe help line?) and tell the world:

    “YOU WILL USE CREATIVE CLOUD BECAUSE WE SAY SO!” – Adobe CEO

    “Integrity? What’s that? Cha-ching!” – Adobe CEO

    “There is no monolopy, shut up and buy creative cloud” – Adobe CEO

    What a way to embarass a once great company…

    Don Montalvo, TX

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