Remember Ads for Adobe PDF
, which was launched a little over one year ago? This will come as a surprise to exactly, well, no one, but the program has been discontinued. In a letter to PDF publishers Adobe wrote
Unfortunately, due to a reassessment of priorities in the current economic environment, Adobe is discontinuing the program effective March 31, 2009.
They further noted that,
The decision to discontinue the Ads for Adobe PDF Beta was based on the current economic climate, which led Adobe to focus on other products and services for the publishing industry such as Acrobat Professional, Creative Suite, Adobe Digital Editions, etc.
Ad-enabled PDF documents previously published will either continue to work, without displaying any ads, or their content won't be displayed any longer - depending upon the restriction behavior the publisher has elected. Thanks to the wonderful world of DRM.
[via digital inspiration