Virtual Legality
Virtual Legality
Virtual Legality is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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Does Adobe Want to Spy On You? |What Its Terms of Use Say (and Don't) (VL783)

E783 • Jun 6, 2024 • 34 mins

Richard Hoeg delves into Adobe's new terms and conditions, addressing artists' concerns and examining the legal implications. He discusses professional obligations, confidentiality issues, and the broad language in Adobe's terms, along with AI concerns and the impact on user trust.

Key Points

  • Adobe's recent changes to their terms of service have raised significant concerns among artists and professionals about privacy and the potential misuse of their content.
  • The broad drafting of Adobe's terms, especially regarding content access, has led to fears that the company might have rights to access and use private files stored locally on users' devices.
  • Despite Adobe's reassurances that they do not and will not access local content on users' devices, the lack of precise language in their terms has resulted in a loss of trust among many users.
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