And legally the sites can't give the info out... AOL did once and got smacked with a giant lawsuit and lost
by PepperElf - Posted Tue August 25, 2009 @ 3:12 AM
if i remember correctly....
it was some AOL forum, a chat room I think...
A military man was discussing his sexual preference in public.
A military wife (officer's wife i think) saw it and contacted AOL and demanded they give over the man's user information.
The user information was then used to kick the man out of the military.
The now-fired military man sued AOL and won.