News roundup: Digg users run amok in massive online riot

by 1389 on May 2, 2007

in censorship, Digg, DRM, intellectual property, Technorati, U.S. law

The Register (UK) reports: Digg buried by users in piracy face-down. explores Digg’s dilemma in all its ramifications, and discusses the online uprising at Digg and what it means for Web 2.0.

Australian news website covers the huge revolt at Digg.

Gadget and tech news site Gizmodo covers the enormous digital riot at Digg.

Tech industry blog Techcrunch tells why Digg capitulated to the demands of its angry members in what appears to have been a spontaneous online rebellion.

Ryan Block tracks the online revolt that erupted when Digg’s admins tried to stop its users from porting the HD-DVD cracking codes.

Wired warned that Digg was melting down.

The story even appeared in the New York Times.

And here are two stories on where it all started, at doom9.

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