Started reading The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations last night. I very much enjoyed the Introduction and the first chapter, which were about the crisis of the music industry and there inability to stop people from sharing music files with each other. Kids don't buy music any more. One person does and then shares it with everyone else. It seems to be a losing battle.
The reason is that there is no head to cut off. You can sue five companies, but you can't sue a million teenagers. The only one making any money is the lawyers.
Then they go off into the Apaches. They survive for hundreds of years while Montezuma bites the dust. There's no centralized leadership to stop.