hutcheson - 6:14 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
Sentence first, trial afterwards: business as usual for the IP robber barons.
>Revealing ip addresses does little good if you can't prove ownership and intent, hopefully they can.
In order to obtain the IP addresses, they will argue that it's not personal information.
Having obtained the IP addresses, they will immediately argue that an IP address uniquely and infallibly identifies a specific person (who is the ISP's customer.)
This way, it's unnecessary to get involved in all that innocent-until-proven-guilty or rights-of-the-accused stuff, which involves much too effort.