Doom’s Day at Digg

May 1st, 2007 must have been a hard day to work at the Digg headquarters.

Yesterday on the Digg website, a HD-DVD encryption key was posted. This, of course, is very illegal, and since the crew at Digg wanted to keep everything legal and clean, they removed the story. This caused a massive tussle. By the end of the day, almost every story on the first two pages on the front page was something related to the encryption key. Some stories were even dedicated to the criticism of the Digg staff members, such as Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson.

I was surprised to see when I turned on my computer today that Kevin Rose and his team decided to turn to its users instead of the law. Rose posted a blog at the Official Digg Blog simply stating that Digg is willing to take the consequences it may receive for the legal issues. He said, “If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.”.

Interesting turn out. I’m hoping Digg doesn’t face any legal issues, and things can go back to normal. Today, there have been a few HD-DVD encryption key related stories, but it doesn’t seem too harsh anymore.


4 Responses to “Doom’s Day at Digg”

  1. 1 Fin
    May 3, 2007 at 12:06 am

    HD-DVD? Who the hell uses HD-DVD?

  2. May 3, 2007 at 6:31 am

    ..and a lot of other people too. You don’t have to be rich to encode to HD-DVD ;>

  3. May 3, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    HD-DVD is actually doing just about as good as Blu-Ray is.

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