This article is a bit misleading. By way of background, as both an attorney and a creative, I’ve used the CC suite for many years. (Acrobat for the law practice, and Premiere/Audition for the production company.) I recall my frustration when the ability to burn in 5.1 surround and burn Blu-Ray disc features were removed in recent versions of Premiere/Media Encoder.
That said, this is not Adobe behaving nefariously. The technology in question is licensed from third parties, and unfortunately, those licenses are no longer valid. The cease and desist referenced in the article states that using the software (pieces of which are no longer licensed) may expose the user to third party infringement claims.
Dolby v. Adobe lawsuits are a good place to start researching if you’d like to know more.