The First Amendment vs. Patents in Web 2.0

It's what you might call "Digg-ing their own grave." This week saw what is being characterized in the tech community as the first real "cyber-riot." And like real riots in the real world, Tuesday's explosion on Digg.com over the release of copyright protection codes for HD-DVDs had all of the usual elements of irrationality, illegality, false bravado and cowardice. And, like many such events, it exposed some interesting, and perhaps dangerous, fault lines in the Web world. In case you don't...Full Story
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