Internet freedom of speech revolt!

Iím not a big fan of re-posting something thatís splashed all over the net. However with the rally from the Slashdot post of the HD-DVD encryption key I figured why not support free speech?!

For those out of the loop, the "key" in question is a sequence of numbers that can be used by software players to play HD-DVD videos, this also means they can be copied. Stories about the key on digg.com were quietly removed; other sites that posted the key are totally down. Today Slashdot.org ran an article about the key and within seconds people were posting it in comments. Just like AYBABTU years ago, the 16 hex-pair sequence was all over the net, tons of digg articles and posts on almost every site I have feeds for. The revolt over censorship was so strong another article was posted today on the digg articles being removed. Itís very interesting to see the dynamics of geeks on the net in a situation like this.

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall

In the GI forum What do you think of freedom of speech on the net?

Original article: http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/05/01/1935250.shtml
Digg response: http://zedomax.com/blog/2007/05/01/digg-revolution-by-diggers/
- http://www.arsgeek.com/?p=1573
Slashdot response: http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/05/02/0235228.shtml
Donít believe me? http://digg.com/
about the key: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070213-8837.html

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