digg deleted stories containing a number used to crack hd-dvds. People were pissed they were deleting the whole story instead of just censoring the article. When it was found out that HD-dvd was paying digg, digg users revolted and covered the page with madeup articles containing the number. Other users then started digging any article with this number causing a mini rebellion on their site. Later, kevin rose posted on his blog
"Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts…
But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.
If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.
as of for my personal opinion, i think this is awsome and a great example of the people against drm. IF I WANT MY RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ON CD'S ILL GET MY RAGE ON MY CD'S!!!!!
Message Edited by skiproofpoof on 05-01-2007 11:20 PM
Message Edited by skiproofpoof on 05-01-2007 11:30 PM
It's not down right now. Anyway all they need to do is put somewhere on the site that says "We are not responsible or endorse the articles posted on this website" then they can't be held responsible.
I have no remorse for the site being down, they were given the cease and desist, they defied it.