Originally Posted by HansTWN
They just get the names of the suspects --- they can't automatically convict.
Why would they even want to?
They might just as well use this information to scare people and extort money from them.
Quite likely not really legal or binding, but it's worked before in a multitude of variations (think of "you downloaded a ringtone, now you've entered a contract, cough up the money or we sue!").