Adobe has changed the text of its Terms of Service for users of its Photoshop Express, a free online image editor which has been launched as a public beta.
Some users earlier expressed concern about a provision which appeared to automatically surrender copyright to the images submitted to the Photoshop Express website.
Adobe has notified registered users of Photoshop Express that it has revised the terms of service. The company assured users that â€œthe original terms of service implied things Adobe would never do with the content within Photoshop Express.â€
Adobe clarifies a couple of points:
â€¢ Adobe’s Rights — Adobe has retained only those limited rights that allow us to operate the service and to enable you to do all the things the service offers. If you decide to terminate your Photoshop Express account, Adobe’s rights also will be terminated. Adobe doesn’t claim ownership of your content and won’t sell your images.
â€¢ Shared Content — Adobe clearly states the rights you’re granting other users when you choose to publicly share Your Content.
The new terms of service will take effect on April 10, 2008.