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HD-DVD Key Fiasco
news : by Tommy - May 1st 2007, 09:02PM
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As I write this, weird things are afoot over at Digg.
It all started with a post about the key the HD-DVD encoding. One of the guys over at the Doom9 forums found the key, and so, like the DeCSS number, it spread quickly. People were plastering it everywhere. It made it to digg and was dugg up to the front page.

The MPAA requested that the number be taken down and digg complied. Some users were not happy about this and re-posted the story, which got dugg to the front page once more. Again, the MPAA asked them to remove the post and Digg complied. Here's a story on Slashdot about the fiasco.

Well, now that Digg has pulled the 2nd post, a swarm of users from around the web banded together and filled Digg's queue with posts about the HD-DVD hex key and dugg all of the stories to the front page. Currently the front page of digg is nothing but posts about HD-DVD.

The question was raised by coandco: Is this whole thing a deliberate move on Digg's part to help disseminate the key? If you remember the whole buzz around DeCSS, the powers-that-be tried to squash the story and prevent it from spreading, which only made it much more fun to spread (funny thing about human behavior), so DeCSS got plastered everywhere. Now, the same thing is happening with HD-DVD but it is accelerated by the number of blogs and social-networking sites linking them. Slashdot and Reddit both have HD-DVD keys posted and they aren't scared (yet) of any legal backlash, so has Digg been the first to fold? Is it deliberate or not? It'll be neat to see it play out.

And for what it's worth, here's my little rebellion:
09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

update: It appears to have played out. With the Digg team bowing to the demands of their immense userbase. (Now we await the MPAA's reaction to Pandora's box being opened)
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+ Tommy G.
  May 01, 2007 22:07
  
#1021
And yet, somehow, my post didn't make it to the front page.

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+ anonymous
  May 01, 2007 22:38
  
#1022
because youre too cool for digg

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+ Jeff G.
  May 01, 2007 23:26
  
#1023
09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

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+ Tommy G.
  May 02, 2007 01:25
  
#1024
Digg's response. At least, the first in a series I'm sure.

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+ anonymous
  May 11, 2007 13:25
  
#1031
Seen the think geek shirt based on this yet?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/generic/947f/zoom/

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