Digg has been taken over by its users after site moderators tried to remove posts that exposed encryption keys for HD DVDs.
Moderators removed posts after HD DVD lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to Digg. Users who posted the encryption keys had their posts and - in some cases - entire accounts deleted.
This resulted in a massive rebellion by Digg's users overnight. At one point the whole front page of the news recommendation site was dominated by posts detailing the keys.
Eventually however the site's owner Kevin Rose relented and decided to ignore the cease-and-desist warning. He said in a statement on his blog :
"But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.
"If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying."
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