Yesterday witnessed a large response by its community when the owners took down stories that included a code that would unlock/hack HD DVDs digital rights management features.
Digg was sent a cease and desist notice by the “owners of the intellectual property” They responded by deleting stories and suspending user accounts. Thousands of people responded with mirror sites, more news stories, and effectively spreading the HD DVD hack potentially wider than it would have possibly reached had the company not protested.

The issue of Digital Rights Management is a large concern in teens lives. I encourage you to use this chance as a learning experience for your teens. Help them uncover exactly what it is, and if they do not agree with it how to constructively “fight” by writing letters to the company rather than sharing a hack.

About Jami Schwarzwalder

Currently a teen librarian with the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, WA.She is passionate about technology, making, and learning. See what I'm up to at

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