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Posted by: on May 2, 2007 | No Comments

More on the Digg/HD-DVD decryption incident. Here’s what Digg founder Kevin Rose says 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.

Translation: We’ll be courageous, if that’s what you want! It reminds me of the scene in The Life of Brian in which Brian tells the crowd that they are all individuals, and they unanimously repeat “Yes, we are all individuals.”

Steve O’Hear is as flummoxed as I am, since “Digg is willing to face a costly legal battle (which I’m not sure they’d win) in order to appease a portion of their user-base — even though it clearly states in the site’s term of service that users need to comply with the law (the DMCA in this case).”

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