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Digg.com censored for revealing HD-DVD code

Subject: Digg.com User CENSORED for revealing Secret HD-DVD Code
Date: 1 May 2007

HD-DVD AACS Processing Key number


Pass it on.

Breaking: Digg Riot In Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story

The power of Web 2.0 is in full effect over at Digg, where users are
revolting over Digg's decision to pull a story (that netted over
15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting the HD-DVD AACS
Processing Key number, which would allow someone to crack the copy
protection on an HD-DVD. The front page (along with two and three) of
Digg consists entirely of stories flaunting the number or criticizing
Digg for its actions. Update: Fresh screencap, gallery of first four
pages and thoughts after the jump.

While it might not have proven to be the best course of action in
hindsight, we seriously doubt that Kevin Rose's decision to pull the
story revealing the HD-DVD key was selling out or intentionally
betraying the community. A number of people have pointed out that HD-
DVD is a Digg sponsor, and have used that fact to level such charges
at Kevin.

We have sponsors too, but that doesn't ever mean we'd sell out our
readers or alter our content because of those sponsors. Kevin has
equally shown nothing but commitment to the Digg's users, community,
and site's integrity. People should hear out his explanation for this
move before wholesale trashing Digg's founder.

That said, tonight's been a watermark in social media, even just
looking at the ingenious (and often hilarious) variations users have
come up with to cram the key into headlines, comments and users
invites. Personal favorite so far: "Digg deleted my hard drive for
posting the HD-DVD KEY! Now my hard drive refuses to write in binary.
I get Error Code: 09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0 . Oh

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