Geeks En Masse

Digg deletes a post on the HD DVD decryption code, and the Digg geeks go wild.

After receiving a take down demand, Digg pulls posts and comments that displayed the copyrighted code. Users run riot, re-posting the code hundreds of thousands times. Eight hours later, Digg gives in.

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.