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Patent Office: Stop Granting Crazy Patents to Amazon!

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Patent Office: Stop Granting Crazy Patents to Amazon!

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Petition Statement

The US Patent and Trademark Office just granted Amazon a patent for photographing people against a white backdrop. And we thought copyright trolls couldn't get more brazen.

We don't know if Amazon is about to start sending demand letters to photo studios, or if it just wanted to be able to say that a Photography 101 trick that has been used for decades is something it thought up.

This is an abuse of copyright and a mockery of the patent system — and we're calling on the USPT Office to declare the reasoning for the patent invalid and get rid of this exercise in ego now!
There are currently 592 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures!

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Taking a photo against a white background? You may owe Amazon money.

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