Digg Digs In After Backlash

Digg has given in to a crippling volume of user demand (as in site crash) that the popular site stop removing content. Digg had intended to comply with a cease and desist letter from AACS asking the site’s operators to remove information related to a DVD encryption key. Then the floods started: Diggs against censorship, Diggs against DRM, Diggs for the key.

After crashing, Digg founder Kevin Rose blogged:

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.

The question is, how does AACS seek to put the toothpaste back in the tube? Google has thousands of hits for said key.

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