Just to let you know that in case you have been doing something more interesting instead, there was a huge Digg revolt yesterday when Digg took down a link with an HD-DVD crack code after they got a cease and desist. The whole site went mental with protests and the sort.

Just to let you know that in case you have been doing something more interesting instead, there was a huge Digg revolt yesterday when Digg took down a link with an HD-DVD crack code after they got a cease and desist. The whole site went mental with protests and the sort and the site was even closed down for a while In a post on his site, Digg founder Kevin Rose says:

Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts…

In building and shaping the site I’ve always tried to stay as hands on as possible. We’ve always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community. Occasionally we step in to remove stories that violate our terms of use (eg. linking to pornography, illegal downloads, racial hate sites, etc.). So today was a difficult day for us. We had to decide whether to remove stories containing a single code based on a cease and desist declaration. We had to make a call, and in our desire to avoid a scenario where Digg would be interrupted or shut down, we decided to comply and remove the stories with the code.

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