DunmaglasPhoto Posted June 5, 2014 Share Posted June 5, 2014 It seems that Amazon may have succeeded in patenting (in the US at least) a set up for photos on a white background that are created with a specific simple lighting set up. I just wonder how many images available across the stock industry, that may have been so for many years, are now unwittingly in violation of Amazon's patent. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/has-amazon-really-patented-one-of-the-most-basic-ways-to-take-a-photograph-9452807.html I recall the National Trust having a hissy fit a few years ago about images of its properties being available on stock websites and making moves to have them removed. I wonder how long it will be until Amazon starts to throw it's (considerably bigger) weight around in a similar way. I do hope none of us photographers in the UK get rounded up and extradited to the USA at Amazon's behest to face patent infringement charges. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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