Can the messenger be blamed? American user generated news aggregation site Digg.com was quick to respond to a request to remove all items relating to the key that can unlock the security on HD DVD discs. They no doubt had Viacom’s action against YouTube and Google in mind. But Digg users protested and within hours the site was flooded with items about the hack.
Digg gave in to its users, CEO Kevin Rose said on the site they would stop blocking the items. The site will now most likely be prosecuted by the companies that developed the security technology and who sent the website a warning to delete all reference to the issue. “If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying,” he wrote.