The Guardian describes the battle for the Internet and references how hacktivists are using Bitcoin to do so.
John Perry Barlow (@JPBarlow), co-founder of the EFF (@EFF), was quoted as saying:
What unites [Occupy movement, Pirate Party and other online activists] is the belief that the future is not about vertical, hierarchical government, but horizontal [peer-to-peer] government”.
Amir Taaki (@AmirTaaki) of Bitcoin exchange Intersango is quoted:
"The battle between pirates and the music or film industries is really nothing, it’s a warm-up. When this technology matures, manufacturers, agriculture businesses, technology firms, any of this could be easily replicated by almost anyone, anywhere. That’s when we’ll see the real fight".