Originally Posted by vatek
I find this very hard to believe. The only way they can track who you are through posts on this forum is by tracing the IP address back to your ISP and getting personal information from them.
The day I hear that they got my identity by doing that without having a warrant, or some other legal documentation that states that they can do so is the day that my lawyer gets involved. There is no way that they can just go around digging up people's personal information just because they posted on a forum.
You are correct that they need a warrent to get your information from the ISP, however, there are many other ways to track people down online. I've been able to get the home address and phone number of people simply from an e-mail address, all 100% legal and 100% information already existing on the internet.