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Uproar over Adobe Photoshop’s TOS; will rewrite

Users that use Adobe Photoshop Express are in a uproar over the company’s term of use license

Adobe does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, with respect to Your Content that you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Services, you grant Adobe a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content and to incorporate such Content into other Materials or works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

Adobe blogger John Nash contacted the team behind Photoshop Express and got this response

We’ve heard your concerns about the terms of service for Photoshop Express beta.  We reviewed the terms in context of your comments – and we agree that it currently implies things we would never do with the content.  Therefore, our legal team is making it a priority to post revised terms that are more appropriate for Photoshop Express users.  We will alert you once we have posted new terms.  Thank you for your feedback on Photoshop Express beta and we appreciate your input.

If people were upset about the terms of service, why not use or Photoshop Elements.  Sure, one product is free and other is $70, but at lease you get to keep your rights on the photos you edit.