It was an insane day on Digg.
There is apparently more story to this. As can be seen from the following public letter by Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, Digg received warnings from lawyers to remove the posts. But, Rose has decided to go down fighting.
The founders of Digg did something I feel totally worth blogging about today. I feel proud to belong to the community on Digg.
by Kevin Rose at 9pm, May 1st, 2007 in Digg Website
Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughtsâ€¦
But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, youâ€™ve made it clear. Youâ€™d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we wonâ€™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.