Wirklich eine sehr schöne Analogie, die die BBC da in einem insgesamt lesenswerten Kommentar bildet. A world after Wikileaks:

But what really matters is that the disruptive power of the internet has been conclusively demonstrated, and the old order has been provoked to respond.

This is democracy’s Napster moment, the point at which the forms of governance that have evolved over 200 years of industrial society prove wanting in the face of the network, just as the business models of the recording industry were swept away by the ease with which the internet could transmit perfect digital copies of compressed music files.