Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
That makes it a bit clearer, but... So MPEG LA wanted to find proof that VP8 was covered by software patents, but couldn't find enough, and now they officially gave up? It doesn't sound like a particularly important change...
There is no significant change for individual users, but it affect many corporations who don't want pay for MPEG-4.
The potential risk of being sued by MPEG LA will make many companies use MPEG-4 instead of WebM.

Now we may see wider usage of WebM, and hoping Google will continue to improve its image quality (WebM is terrible for HD compared with x264 implementation).