Thursday, May 3, 2007 decides to take 'em on!

The community-based popularity website Digg founder Kevin Rose has come out with a strong statement,
If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.

After taking down the posts containing the code which allows individuals to remove the encryption from HD-DVDs by revealing the encryption keys, Digg faced with a massive user revolt in form of reposts of the original story. After initial attempts to take down all such stories in the fear of copyright infringement, Digg finally took a stance and decided not to take off any more stories thereby respecting the users' sentiments. This might turn out to be a difficult phase for Digg, as Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, the two giants trying to fight off piracy are not likely to take this stance by Digg in a positive manner.

As Portfolio aptly sums it up,
Digg may be the first victim of "Web 2.0" style user control

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