I came across this link this morning. http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-5062372.html?tag=nl
I had heard about this before, but thought it was rediculous ( well I still think it's rediculous, but...)
Basically the riia is trying to subpoena ISP records from providers. To me this brings 2 things to mind one is the agreement with my isp that they do not sell or give out my information, and why are ISP's logging my information ? The second thing is if the riia can get away with this invasion of privacy, what is stopping anyone else from doing it ?
It seems the ISP's don't like it either, so I have a simple solution ISP's offer the option to the user to disable logging for their account. Next set your logs to only store data for 48 hours. This cover tech support issues and if the logs are not there then asking for them is kinda pointless.
Things like this really make me want to start my own ISP and offer anonymous service with no logs and no techsupport, just a website with system status and How to's for configuring dailup, browser and email. Payments are made to a swiss bank account.
It seems you have to become a homeless hermit to have privacy at least in the USA.