Adobe Photoshop Express / by Chel Wolverton

I heard about Adobe Photoshop Express and thought okay wow, great, something for the casual user to use and edit photos online quickly. Right? A friend made me very aware of this wee tidbit under the Submitted Materials section of the TOS:

By posting or otherwise submitting Images, you grant to Adobe and all other users of this Site permission to use your Images in connection with their use permitted by these Terms of Use (including making prints and gift items incorporating such Images), including an unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free and fully paid up license under all Intellectual Property Rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, translate, transmit and reformat your Images, with or without having your name attached to such Images, in any manner or form and for any purpose, with full rights to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of distribution. You will receive no compensation with respect to the use of your Images.

Adobe, I hate the buzzword, but this is most definitely a FAIL. Creative Commons licenses for users are the way to go. Check out Flickr to get your head on straight and fix your TOS, stat.

(Edit: Oh no they didn't! I completely got bogged down by Adobe and didn't realize that all of the other users of the site receive the right to use the photos too.  @chazfrench just pointed this out to me.  Thanks dude!)