Great news for students, newbies and starving artist communities.
Is this free to anyone or is it licenced to specific groups (students, etc)?
Well the software along with the serial number appears to be openly provided to everyone.
I would read the license agreement after downloading the software to see if there are any limitations. For example, the highly discounted student licenses were for educational purposes and did not authorize commercial use of the product...not sure if that's the case here.