Things got crazy in Diggville last night. If you're unfamiliar, Digg.com is a pioneering social news site that gives full editorial control to its community of users. Until last night, that is.
Things started to go bonkers when some industrious hackers finished cracking the DRM cipher that protects new HD-DVDs from being illegally copied (and played on Linux computers) and immediately began spreading the critical 16-digit hexadecimal code around the Web. This should have been a surprise to no one, considering practically every copyright-protection scheme of recent times has eventually fallen.