US software giant Adobe is canceling all subscriptions and deactivating all accounts for Venezuelan users as part of its efforts to become compliant with sanctions imposed by the Trump administration over the summer.
The company is giving Venezuelans until October 28 to download any files stored in their Adobe accounts.
Signed in August, President Trump's order imposed new economical sanctions on Venezuela, citing human rights violations carried out by the regime of Venezuela's current president, Nicolas Maduro.
The order, backed by the US Department of Treasury, bans US companies from having any business relations with Venezuelan entities, may they be private companies, government organizations, non-profits, or individual citizens.
The US has similar full bans on other countries as well. The list includes Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
Not all US companies follow these bans, but the bigger tech giants do follow US Treasury sanctions to the letter of the law.
Update, October 10, 5:35pm ET: In an emailed statement, Adobe told ZDNet they changed course on the initial decision and the company will refund users. Also, Adobe's Behance service will remain accessible from Venezuela.