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May 2nd, 2007 (09:12 am)

  • Someone hacked the master key for the DRM used in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.
  • The story got posted on Digg.
  • The HD-DVD people sent Digg some sort of demand that they take it down.
  • Digg did so, which they may been legally required to do, and killed the submitter's account, which they were not.
  • People started writing about this censorship on their own blogs.
  • Said blog posts got posted to Digg.
  • Digg took down those posts, too, and killed the accounts of the submitters. (Digg has a history of suppressing criticism of itself, despite its claim to be a purely democratic system.)
  • Some hell broke loose.
  • And then all hell broke loose.

Hard to say who's lost more credibility, the HD DRM people or Digg.


Posted by: Siderea (siderea)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)

Thanks so much for posting this! May I repost it entirely with credit and pointer?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)

You could just point to the original articles, of course. But if you like my summary, then, yes, sure.

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