UPDATE: It seems that Dirty Microbe has not being sending out their orders or paying their affiliate fees, buyer be very aware!
Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg was sent a cease and desist letter because someone posted the hex key that enables you to crack the HD-DVD DRM. Digg’s initial reaction was to take down the offending post kicking off what can only be called a virtual riot on digg.
Dirty Microbe has published the key in a good looking rainbow t-shirt that says sharing is caring. I couldn’t agree more, I’m not advocating stealing things, but I am always finding my media that I’ve purchased is constantly hobbled with attempts by media companies to stop me doing something with it. I’ve stopped buying itunes music because all the DRM’d itunes music won’t play over my connect360 tool on my Mac laptop, to stream through my xbox. It’s really annoying because it is the shiznit to have all my music avalable on my xbox and playable through my home theater and with a full size visualizer running on my 42″ plasma
Want to learn more about copyrighting code, check out the amazing talk from Lawrence Lessig, he’s a professor at Stanford and the formost thinker on issues of the misuse and over extension of copyright.
Well it looks like the cats out of the bag, I did a bit of a stealth launch over the last week, but I’d like to announce Digg for T-Shirts is here tcritic.com/tdigger
Also feel free to digg this story about digg for t-shirts at digg
There are plenty of t-shirts in there to explore and people are adding more every day so check it out, sign up and add and vote for shirts, and feel free to give feedback, i’d love to hear the good and the bad, it’s only been up since sunday and is already getting 500 unique visitors a day!
Couple of important little features here, i’ve actually got a way to share ad revenue with users using google adsense, so if you become a top contributer you can actually share in the ad revenue. When you sign up for an account that lets you add t-shirts your profile has a field in it for your google adsense id and any time t-shirts you have added are viewed you get the ad revenue. Another feature for you bloggers out there is I can set you up with an automatic submission to tdigger using an rss import, basically it will check your rss every day and add any new t-shirts or stories to tdigger, I can also associate those posts with your ID so you can also take advantage of the ad share.
Also I’ve added a little widget to the sidebar that links to the latest published t-shirts.
T-shirt Island is already talking about it
Totally nerdy and i love it. Comes with it’s own marker pen so you can fill in what you digg, now that’s interactive!