Users Revolt After Digg Censors DVD Hackers

User-generated site pulls code, loses cred, reverses course
By Greg Atwan,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2007 9:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – Web 2.0 blogs are rushing to declare Digg dead, after a night in which the site's main page was saturated with its own obituaries. The web's most popular user-generated news site prompted a mutiny by removing posts revealing how to crack encrypted DVDs and HDs. Digg said the illegal posts put the site's survival at risk.

After hundreds of posts nonetheless damned Digg for bowing to corporate propriety and violating its laissez-faire mission, founder Kevin Rose reversed the policy. "You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company," he wrote. "We hear you." But bloggers and techies argue the site has lost its cred. (Read more Web 2.0 stories.)

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