Amazon Has Pretty Much Just Patented Photography, So Stop Taking Pictures Right Now


Oh hello, gentle readers. Do you run an Etsy store? Have you ever sold A Thing on Ebay and taken a picture of it against a white backdrop? Are you a professional photographer? Well, shut that down, son, because Amazon owns the patent on the ubiquitous object-against-white-screen photo that is a staple of product photography everywhere.

I am not really sure how to tag this other than a big #fail for the USPTO, or a huge Kudos for Amazon’s IP attorneys. In a patent simply called Studio arrangement Amazon took IP ownership on what we all call shooting against a seamless white backdrop.



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