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posted by Fnord666 on Friday August 21 2020, @06:12PM   Printer-friendly
from the oops-our-bad-sorry dept.

Adobe Lightroom iOS update permanently deleted users' photos:

A recent update to the Adobe Lightroom app permanently deleted some iOS users' photos and presets, an Adobe rep confirmed on the Photoshop feedback forums. Adobe has since corrected the issue, which was first spotted by PetaPixel, but not before drawing the ire of many disappointed users.

[...] Needless to say, users who had just lost photos and presets were not happy. "Rikk, we understand the announcement, however this doesn't solve the problem," wrote Ewelina Wojtyczka. "People lost months/years of their work. Apologies will not bring it back."

Adobe hasn't further commented on the bug outside Flohr's post. [...] While Adobe shouldn't be let off the hook for this error, perhaps the importance of multiple backups is the hard lesson we can learn from this.


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  • (Score: 2, Touché) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @02:57PM (5 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @02:57PM (#1040396) Journal

    Please pay attention. This isn't about Firefox

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  • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:02PM (4 children)

    by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:02PM (#1040430) Journal
    Same with - you can not get a court to release copyright except to the legitimate copyright holder in the case of a disputed ownership. If everyone affected by the bug wins a big enough judgment, the court still won't seize the source code. The winners of the award would have to petition the court to place the company in bankruptcy , and the trustee will sell the code. And obviously whoever buys it will keep it closed.

    No bankruptcy trustee will be allowed to impair the value of the code by opening it up, and the creditors (including those who lost data) would oppose it because they will get far less / no money.

    Fteetards need to realize that open source has a money problem. Even if the code were released, who would maintain it, and how would you prevent 10,000 forks, reducing the value further? Look at Linux distros - how much is the average distro worth? Zero, because even though it's free, you can't even give it away to most people.

    Same thing would happen - 100 different forks, all poorly maintained, and worse, nobody to sue when your files are deleted.

    They would end up pulling a Firefox - spinning stuff off to other organizations, and slowly die.

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    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:07PM

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:07PM (#1040433) Journal

      We can get a court order for anything. Your shrill rant precludes any serious discussion. You're not even close to the topic. I can play it your way if you wish, but I'm not really that interested.

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    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:12PM (2 children)

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:12PM (#1040435) Journal

      Oh, and code can be seized just like any other asset. Feel free to accept that or not, it's no biggie

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      • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:22PM (1 child)

        by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:22PM (#1040438) Journal

        Nope . You'd be amazed how hard it is to seize copyright outside a legitimate dispute of ownership or a bankruptcy. Copyright works enjoy special protection. You can't just say "company x owes me money - seize the code."

        It gets even better - some jurisdictions don't allow any copyright you own to be seized in bankruptcy. And here, the first $60,00 per year that you earn from performance of a copyright work are tax exempt at the provincial level. Making me wonder if code running on a server is considered a performance of the copyright work.

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        • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:24PM

          by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday August 22 2020, @04:24PM (#1040440) Journal

          If that is true, it can all be changed. Now is the time to start.

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