Do you need to be currently subscribed to use the software you've downloaded? Or I guess you'd need to remain subscribed for the period of your contract which is a year I think?
I suscribed on a monthly basis. I think the software is checking your license when your online. I downloaded it when I subscribed and it kept working offline after that. I'm guessing that after a month of offline work, it will ask you to connect so it could check again.
If I open it now, it says that I have to buy a subscription.
Basically holding you hostage, making you re purchase on a yearly basis (if you add up the yearly subscription cost), what you used to be able to run for years without upgrading.
I continue to be baffled by why this is a good thing for anyone but Adobe.
I know some people upgrade yearly, I suspect most do not. I know some people will suggest adopting a pay as you go approach, re subscribing when ever you need the software, but again I think that's impractical for most users who probably make frequent but not constant use of the software.
For me a monthly subscription approach is a total waste of money since I don't make enough to cover that cost from my freelance work with Adobe's software plus MAPublisher maintenance. I'll see where this goes, but it looks dim from what I'm reading.