HD-DVD encryption key and Digg.com

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Digg founder Kevin Rose finally conceded and gave users the go-ahead to post the secret enryption key-code that's been causing so many troubles. "You've made it clear," he wrote on a note posted to the site. "You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company."This controversy has raised legal issues concerning free speech and the use of social networks and web2.0 services.  What can a user legally post on a blog, bookmarking service, or social network?  How are the...Read Full Story

EFF.org has great legal primar on the AACS's take down orders

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This is a great summary of the legal implication of what's been going on around the AACS 09 f9 case:What is the AACS-LA's argument? In its takedown letters, the AACS-LA claims that hosting the key violates the DMCA's ban on trafficking in circumvention devices. The DMCA provides that: No person shall ... offer to the public, provide, or otherwise traffic in any technology, product, service, device, component, or part thereof that that - (A) is primarily designed or produced for the purpose of...Read Full Story

Code Spreads Wildly

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Internet users have banded together over the last two days to publish and widely distribute a secret code used by the technology and movie industries to prevent piracy of high-definition movies.The NYTimes has a summary of the story here .Read Full Story

Kevin Rose posts Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0

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Here is what Kevin Rose said about the cease and desist orders cocerning Digg posts with codes to break the AACS encryption."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...Read Full Story