BBC Broadcasts HD-DVD Decryption Key

BBC Broadcasts HD-DVD Decryption Key

I nurture a burning hatred for the idiot box, but I reserve respect for superdistributing video aggregators who also happen to be TV networks. That’s why I give props to the BBC for broadcasting the HD-DVD decryption key through their tech show Click.

Take that, MPAA and AACS. Copyright trolls can’t intimidate people who know their copyright law.

Digg Defies MPAA on HD-DVD Decryption Code

In a bold move that will go down in the annals of Internet legend, Digg founder Kevin Rose joins the Digg Revolt of 2007 by defying the MPAA’s order to make the HD-DVD decryption code an “unspeakable” number.

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 trying.

Yes, Kevin, you have balls the size of Google. You richly deserve your $60 million. And your hot girlfriend.

(Via Jon-Paul Oliva.)