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Does a photo copyright have an expiration date?

The term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States. Is there something like that to photo copyright?
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Does Amazon's patent of the photography studio have any meaning for us?

Amazon patented the photography studio with a trivial setup. This is an example of patenting something everybody knows about, which the patent applicant did not invent, and which is in use in lots of ...
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When were white seamless backgrounds and platforms first used in studio lighting?

Amazon has just been granted a patent on the method for using: A white seamless background An elevated platform Rear-facing lights order to make the entire background and platform disappear ...
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