The Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) recently sent takedown notices to sites mentioning a key that can be used to circumvent the copy protection of the new HD-DVD format.
Digg.com frontpage stories featuring the key disappeared and accounts were suspended. The result was a user revolt and around May 1st, 2007 almost every story on the digg frontpage featured the “illegal number”.
After a long day digg’s Kevin Rose gave in an posted the number himself in this blog post:
“But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, youâ€™ve made it clear. Youâ€™d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we wonâ€™t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.”