Photographers howl at Amazon patent of decades-old idea

CNET:

Photographers are hooting derisively at a patent Amazon won in 2014 for a photography lighting technique that’s been in use for decades, a patent that’s helped undermine the credibility of the patent system.

“Congratulations, Amazon,” Hobby said. “You managed to do what 1,000 tech writers couldn’t do: perfectly and clearly explain how insane the patent process is.”

Utterly idiotic Amazon applied for and the US Patent Office awarded this “patent”. Everyone should be embarrassed and the patent withdrawn immediately.