> So is it really the way to go to drag the whole world down to an inferior
> technical level instead of fixing the real problem in the few countries
> where it actually exists?
I'm not sure what you mean by "fix the real problem". Get all software and method patents invalidated? Somehow persuade the MPEG-LA to license the H.264 patents royalty-free (giving up billions of dollars of potential revenue)? Those sound hard.