☞ More on H.264
By webmink on Feb 03, 2010
Disturbing but great post explaining how the license terms MPEG-LA force their H.264 (and MPEG-2/4) licensees to pass on in their sublicenses basically give you no useful rights to the 900 patents. This ridiculous situation has to end. No amount of "pragmatism" can excuse giving a patent pool cartel such power to shake down the whole connected population.
Joy of Tech with a much more convincing hype cycle explanation than that tired analyst curve diagram.
It's not necessarily cause-and-effect, though. Unless you're reading about H.264 patents and licensing.