Adobe Says It’ll Cover Legal Bills for Its AI Tool

Got Your Back As the copyright controversy shrouding the use of generative AI tools continues to deepen, Adobe has planted its flag in the sand. According to Fast Company, Adobe is so confident that copyright law won’t be an issue for users of their new generative AI-powered “Firefly” product that they’ve promised to cover any and all copyright-related legal costs that users might incur as a result of using it. Well, uh, some of its users, that is. The compensation — which will cover “full indemnification for the content created” according to Adobe VP of digital media Claude Alexandre — will reportedly only apply to users of Adobe’s business-focused “Firefly for enterprise” offering. In short, Adobe is ready to put its money where its mouth is. Offering legal backing against alleged copyright violation is “a proof point that we stand behind the commercial safety,” as Alexandre told Fast Company, “and readiness of these features.” Stocked Up Firefly, which was recently released in beta form to Photoshop users, can reimagine highlighted sections of a given image by simply typing in a text prompt. Per the report, Adobe’s argument hinges in large part on the claim that their AI has been trained primarily on stock images that they already own, as opposed to the wealth of data and imagery being scraped from across huge swathes of the web by the likes of Stable Diffusion or Midjourney. And Adobe has been in the stock image game for a while. Their new AI, they say, is really…Adobe Says It’ll Cover Legal Bills for Its AI Tool

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