May 2, 2007

Digg Down Deep

Digg is a news aggregator site where users submit links which are then "voted" on by other users. The higher voted stories get pushed to the top of the page. In the last day or so, someone posted a story about cracking the Digital Rights Management for HD-DVDs. Digg took the link, an others like it, off the site in response to a cease-and-desist letter from some lawyers. Digg's users weren't too pleased and went to town on the website, submitting the deleted information over and over again until it was pretty much all that was on the site. In the face of this outrage, Digg relented and decided to quit deleting stuff and deal with the potential consequences. Read the story HERE.

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