Adobe terms of service grants them permission to “moderate your content”

Wow, great grand lovely. Adobe helping itself to your NDA material.

I wonder if (I’m not joking) this relates to the experience I had when I prompted the AI with “Dick Van Dyke.” I was doing it all in fun, but it bothered me that they were making a decision about my input that I felt was none of their fucking business. I’ll actually read the article when I have a moment.


We discussed this in our Discord. I looked at the language and this seems overblown. For one I think it only applies to files you upload to Adobe’s cloud storage, not anything you do locally. Secondly, it’s typical corporate lawyer liability cover for illegal content and more cost effective customer support.

There is an issue with all kinds of cloud data used for AI training, which is more concerning. Especially if this is not just a private model, but others. The data economy is live and well.

But I think posts like this always require a bit of sniff testing before freaking out.


But I’m so good at it!


Haha. But at least people are paying attention to the changes, which is progress. 99% of folks just click ‘accept’ and don’t know whether they just bought a boat or agreed to sell their kidneys…

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Damn that pesky cloud!

I am thinking about… They didn’t change their terms so far though.

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Fair. But that would go over like a lead balloon considering all the big shops that rely on Frame.IO, and especially camera to cloud they’re trying spread in Hollywood studios.


Sounds like a classic case of apologizing rather than asking permission :rofl:

Adobe terms clarified: Will never own your work, or use it for AI training

Well it was a PR win for creators, having put Adobe exec’s on notice that they need to balance what their lawyers say and how their marketing team puts that in market. Because not everyone just clicks ‘Accept’. Once in a while you have someone paying attention. I wouldn’t call it an eagle eye unfortunately, because they read it too cursory or didn’t have enough context. So it created a shit ton of Angst.

Note that the clarifications came as a blog post, not yet a new version of Terms of Use. Blog posts are not binding, they’re just PR vehicles in this case. So Adobe didn’t really change anything as a result of this kerfuffle, and creators didn’t get a legal win of any kind. Everyone just got a workout.

Take your vitamins. This fight is far from over.

On the flip side the reporting on Meta and IG content is more real. So if you don’t want your content to train Meta’s AI, trim what you post to Meta owned platforms. They do have you by the balls, because as creators we do rely on these platforms for visibility, so they’re harder to avoid. Some creatives have fled to other apps, but it’s not the tool, it’s the audience that matters. So that rarely works out. Case in point - Twitter (currently known as X).

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