I was reading the infamous hit list on that web site, and I really felt scared.
I saw this name: www.k_lite.tk_Kazaa_Lite. I thought, OMG, I remember seeing that name I used before when I was too lazy to actually type in a real user name!! Then I thought that it was just a default one and perhaps more than person had that name. I opened up Kazaa (well, reinstalled it) and typed in the same name: www.k_lite.tk_Kazaa_Lite. Then it said I was connected. I thought, well, no "This username is currently being used, please choose another one," came up, so are there multiple users with that name on Kazaa? There has to be.
Then, I felt like I had to figure this out, I worked the whole day worrying I was going to get sued. I came back home and reinstalled it again, and typed in my friends username. I was able to sign on. Then, I really felt the adrenaline pumping when I typed in one of the names on the subpoena list, just to see if you could sign on under different names (again testing variables here), and I could connect. I typed in about 5 from the list (didn't have any files in my folder) and stayed on for about 5 minutes. Again, no message about this user name being used up.
Plus, I looked in the DB file of the Kazaa lite folder, and all of the properties of the files said they were dated at last being used at June 18, 2003. A few days before RIAA started its rampage! So I hope I am not the only one with this name.
Please reply back with what you think about this.
To stop bantering, does everyone agree that Kazaa can use the same user names for different uses? Thus, if your name is on that list, there's a good chance it could belong to someone else.