Photoshop: Why should I register using my Adobe ID?

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I just downloaded Photoshop CS6. While installation I had to enter my serial number. After installation and running CS6 a windows popped up. I tells: "Please register Photoshop with our Adobe ID in 7 days or Photoshop will not work anymore"

Please to me, why should I ? I bought a legal copy and I have a legal serial number. Why am I forced to register? I don't want to. If this constraint will not stop, I will discontinue Adobe Upgrade Plan.

Thank for listening
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Official Response
ID’s are everywhere these days and most users already have log-ins for Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, iTunes, etc. which bring a level of security and personalization to an account.

Once you install Photoshop CS6, you will be asked to hop online and use your Adobe ID to activate your software.

Not only does this activate your software, but it also ensures the following:

With a traditional license (non-subscription), you will only be asked to only do this once, when you install your product. If you're not online at the time of install, you will have 7 days to go online and complete this process.

If you've opted for a Creative Cloud or subscription version, you will need to be online once every 30 days to verify your subscription status.

If you need help creating your Adobe ID, please consult the following documents for assistance:

Another option, is a live chat with an agent who will answer any questions you may have about your Adobe ID or product activation: