NPR published a really excellent article on patent trolls in the software industry. Great. They then broadcast a radio version on This American Life. Great exposure for the issue, but, it was published in the still-patented MP3 format.
Freeing the Internet from patent encumbered audio-video formats is going to take a lot of work, but it has to be done, so we have to keep working on it step by step. Because the authors of this article understand the problems caused by software patents, they’re more likely to listen to our arguments.