Written by T. Michael Testi
-- An update on the new Photoshop Express Beta site. It appears that the Adobe lawyers went a little further than many users were willing to let them go. Especially in section 8 which reads
"8. Use of Your Content. 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 (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other Materials or works in any format or medium now known or later developed."
Read especially the line that begins with
"…you grant Adobe a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue…"
As it reads, you upload your photos, and they can make money off of them. Needless to say, Adobe did not mean to imply this and they are reworking the terms. You can read the whole thing over on John Nack's blog.
-- Next week is Photoshop World in Orlando on April 2-4, so I suspect there will be lots of news items coming down the pipe next week. Here are a couple items to keep in mind.
First you can keep up with the goings on at the Photoshopworld blog where Jennifer Bontempi will be covering the show.
Then, if you are at the conference, be sure to catch up with Jeff Revell and his Photowalk that is happing after the pre conference happenings.
That’s it for this week. Remember Don't worry, be snappy!