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1:05 PM ET, May 2, 2007

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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5- 63-56-88-c0  —  Today was an insane day.  And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...  In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible.  We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community.
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Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
What's Happening with HD-DVD Stories?  —  I just wanted to explain what some of you have been noticing around some stories that have been submitted to Digg on the HD DVD encryption key being cracked.  —  This has all come up in the past 24 hours, mostly connected to the HD-DVD hack …
Rudd-O.com:
Spread this number  —  09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.  Wanna know what's so important about it? … The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance for publishing that number, specifically with copyright infringement.  —  I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Surrenders to Mob  —  To say what happened today on Digg was a "user revolt" is an understatement.  The Digg team deleted a story that linked to the decryption key for HD DVDs after receiving a take down demand and all hell broke loose.  More stories appeared and were deleted, and users posting the stories were suspended.
Gizmodo:
Geeks Will Not Be Silenced: Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story  —  The power of Web 2. is in full effect over at Digg, where users are revolting over Digg's decision to pull a story (that netted over 15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Digg Gives Into User Revolt; Are Those DMCA Takedown Notices Even Valid?  —  After a grassroots revolt by Digg users, Digg has decided to stop censoring posts about an HD-DVD decryption number used by the industry-backed Advanced Access Content System to protect HD-DVDs.
Texyt:
Digg fights user revolt over HD-DVD ban - Digg founders took HD-DVD sponsorship.  —  The founders of Digg.com - which has been rocked by an unprecedented user revolt over the release of an HD-DVD decryption code - accepted sponsorship from the organization behind HD-DVD last year.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Fundraising for the Digg Lawsuit  —  Kevin Rose just posted on the Digg blog to say that they can no longer stem the tide - the community just can't survive if all the members are at odds with the site's staff:  —  But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Psychohistorian / Wired News:
C0 88 56 63 C5 56 41 D8 5B E3 74 9D 02 11 F9 09  —  The key, in itself, is nothing.  It barely even qualifies as an instruction for circumventing a technological protection measure, which is illegal under the DMCA.  —  The key was previously posted by Wired in this story: blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/02/the_ new_hddvdbl.html
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report and digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
NO MERCY - DIGG OUT OF CONTROL  —  Digg is imploding today.  Literally.  The site's million plus users have turned on Digg's management, covering the entire site with an HD-DVD encryption key that the moderators were fighting to remove.  You can't even submit a story right now …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Kevin Rose Hands Over Digg Control
Discussion: CrunchGear
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Digg users revolt over AACS key
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Mob Takes Over at Digg, Widespread User Revolt
Discussion: Geek News Central
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:   Web-page aggregates links to "forbidden numbers" used to break HD-DVD
Mike Nizza / The Lede:
The Day Digg Users Revolted
Discussion: Mashable!
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
How This Kid Lost $60 Million in 18 Hours (Or Not)
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
Ryan Block:
Users turn against Digg: anatomy of a massive online revolt
Discussion: Laughing Squid and digg
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Vonage requests retrial in Verizon patent dispute  —  A pivotal U.S. Supreme Court ruling designed to make it easier to challenge obvious patents prompted Vonage on Tuesday to ask for a new trial in an ongoing dispute with Verizon.  —  One day after the high court released …
Discussion: Download Squad and TechSpot News
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
That Didn't Take Long: Vonage Asks Court To Review Verizon Patents …
Discussion: WebProNews
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Eisner's Prom Queen Seeing Success on Web  —  Less than halfway through its 80-day run, Prom Queen, the daily teen-aimed online soap opera launched by Michael Eisner's new production firm, is showing signs of becoming a modest hit, if short of an Internet sensation thus far.
Fred / A VC:
The Mid Life Entrepreneur Crisis  —  I have two meetings this week with guys in their early to mid 40s that are two of the best entrepreneurs I've ever worked with.  Both are asking me the same thing - "what should I do next?"  —  There are questions of motivations, work/life balance …
Discussion: Jeffrey McManus and ben barren
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple plugs QuickTime zero-day flaw  —  Apple on Tuesday released a QuickTime update to fix a security flaw that was used to breach a MacBook Pro at a recent security conference.  —  The media player vulnerability lies in QuickTime for Java, Apple said in a security alert.
 
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