A submission on Digg which contained the recently uncovered encryption key for HD DVD discs was removed yesterday by the site’s admins after the site was served with a DMCA takedown notice, according to Digg CEO Jay Adelson. Such takedown notices are not uncommon….The futility of the AACS’ actions was demonstrated last night when Digg was hit with a barrage of submissions containing the forbidden key. For a few hours, Digg’s front page consisted of little more than a succession of links to the hexadecimal HD DVD key. After several hours, Digg cofounder Kevin Rose said that the site had received the message loud and clear, pledging that Digg would no longer kill stories and comments containing the key.
Previously from WNM: Social site fighting its users to curb promotional efforts, vandalism