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    They flood websites to fight 'the man'.

    Namely - www.digg.com, right now. Go there for a larf.

    Q for discussion - did the peoples overreact? Are calls for the end of digg.com premature, or too late? Should the founder be praised or scorned for his actions? Why can't companies make up copy protection that isn't laughingly easy?

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    Uh? I don't get it.
    #Hillary4prism

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    Neither do I.
    I don't see "the man" there, I just see some seemingly normal news and the top ten are full of HD-DVD topics which don't really interest me until the prices are somewhat normal and they got rid of DRM.


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    For those who don't understand what this is about

    And an official change of stance

    I don't really have an opinion on this - both sides are right, in their own way.

    The final decision - listen to the community - is probably the best outcome they could have hoped for.

    Stuff the litigators
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar
    Neither do I.
    I don't see "the man" there, I just see some seemingly normal news and the top ten are full of HD-DVD topics which don't really interest me until the prices are somewhat normal and they got rid of DRM.
    Sapi's already posted the story - the numbers aren't random.

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    what a great move......they just took a fact that was known by a handfull of hackers and turned into something that thousands of people will look into now.

    score another point for the corporate think tank
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    They handled it poorly. Instead of secretly (not so after all) deleting the posts/thread, they should have come out and said they were being served a cease and desist order from the MPAA and put forth the consequences of further posts along those lines. Their actions got a bunch of geeks thinking censorship and corporate kowtowing, which was bound to get a reaction like this.
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    The AACS handled it great, it could boost HD-DVD sales.
    If people know they can crack the HD-DVDs, they are more likely to buy them because when they buy Blu-Ray discs, they won't be able to copy them.


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    Nonsense - Blu-Ray won't last more than a few minutes before being cracked
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    Default Re: When Geeks Protest

    Edit: Nevermind.
    #Hillary4prism

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