Wednesday, May 02, 2007

HD-DVD Hack Issue!

One of my favorite news bit sites, namely Digg.com has recently been boycotted by some if its users due to "sell out" reasons. Basically, someone found a hack for the DRM or copyright protection that HD-DVD discs/player have used and posted the crack on sites like Digg. The users who posted these cracks thought that Digg.com would be a good place to share the hack but Digg decided otherwise by "removing them". Apparently, Digg's lawyers had advised them to remove the posts due to fear of being shutdown by the HD-DVD companies. When the users who had submitted the hack posts found out their posts were missing they immediately created a Revolt and spammed Digg.com with hate posts and repeatedly exposing the crack code for HD-DVD's.

Some are saying that this may be the end of Digg, given that even the top users/posters of the news tidbits for the site are also boycotting and declining their news contributions to the site. Below is a response from Kevin Rose, one of the founders of Digg.com Click on the pic for a bigger version.

5/2/07 Click here for more info on this topic..
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5/3/07 Latest article on the topic from Forbes.com

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