I was wondering when this would become an issue as it seemed likely that P2P networks are doing this and Slashdot is reporting that court documents confirm that Kazaa is logging downloads on their network. This chilling revelation from the Slashdot article:
"APC Magazine journalist Garth Montgomery, who has covered every day of the trial in the Australian Federal Court, says: "In a nutshell, this has got to rate as the most explosive document revealed. It makes it damn near impossible to maintain the separation theory that Sharman and Altnet rely on in terms of business independence and technical infrastructure. The control they exercise over the system is complete." Montgomery has also scanned in all the documents and made them available in PDF format, including the confidential Kazaa purchase contract and technical specifications for the Kazaa Media Desktop."
The logging under discussion is full logs of downloads and uploads onto the Kazaa networks. Now that the documents are subpoenaed into the court system they are public records making it very easy for the RIAA to get at them. This is very bad for consumers.