All it takes is a simple set of instructions to plug into a tiny downloadable application, set the community motion going and depending on the numbers, it can take minutes or even seconds to kick a site offline.
Whether or not you disagree with piracy, advocate it or are mindlessly indifferent, it is the method of protest that I find quite interesting. This is the protest of the future. As I've said before:
Traditional protests barely have an effect any more. Either people can't be bothered or the numbers between demonstrator and otherwise is at a great imbalance. With today's youthful folly of piracy and downloadable content, I suspect this could well be a means to an end, rather than the end to protests as a whole.