"I turned down two software publishers because they wouldn't write that into the contract," said Step.
Software publishers still rely all too much on the public as its research staff and editors.
At least one software publisher is developing a system similar to Adobe's.
Other software publishers said they were taking steps to prevent a similar occurrence.
The extent of the software publisher's legal problems became clearer on Friday.
Software publishers took the spotlight as the personal computer industry convened for a spring show.
Microsoft (a public company) is the only other software publisher in the world to reach this milestone.
But as the world's largest software publisher, it still faces the delicate challenge of creating free Web services.
Bandai was the only software publisher to support this console.
Still, industry pressure has apparently led the agency to attempt to negotiate a compromise with American software publishers.