Users have voted with their fingers and convinced a technology news site to continue publishing code to break DVD copy protection.
On Tuesday, Digg.com announced it would delete posted items that contained the hacked code for the new high-definition DVD format. However, users have objected by posting and reposting the code in protest and the company has given in and allowed the items to remain.
A few websites had published the code and the AACS (Advanced Access Content System) Licence Authority threatened them all with legal action if they didn't remove the items, which it said infringed its intellectual property rights.
Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.com, wrote on the site that it would bow to user pressure and take the consequences.
"We had to make a call, and in our desire to avoid a scenario where Digg would be interrupted or shut down, we decided to comply and remove the stories with the code,'' Rose wrote.
"But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company.''