I think that if anyone is "tracking you" that they are doing it via ISP.
Your computer though often seized in criminal cases... if previously given away
and your lawyer doesn't raise the issue of "Chain-of-evidence being Broken" he should not be fired, he should be slowly strangled.
Even more so for any civil case.
If I had anything I'd consider "incriminating" on a hard drive I wouldn't
simply format it I'd leave it on top of my big degaussing coil for half an hour
then shoot it full of holes...
Or simply toss it in my coal stove.
Frankly I'd love to have someone appear at my door serving me with a DMCA notice.
I could use an excuse for some temporary insanity to relieve myself of repressed rage.... two or three years ago I received a "nasty-gram" from my ISB that had been relayed to them because allegedly I has "shared" via a torrent a Movie (127 Hours) I don't have in DVD form or Digital form.
THEY had my ISP address, which we know can be falsified (Mimed), and a MAC number of the computer that allegedly was the torrent sharing computer, but they would not share that MAC number with me so I could compare it against all computers in my house.
But that counted as a "First strike"
Frankly I don't know HOW to work a "Torrent" because I've never been
interested in learning...
Not when most movies I'd actually want are released for $15-20 and many more I can buy at my Local Walmart for $5-$10.
But what really ticks me off is that "127hours" is a movie I wouldn't watch even if someone gave me a sealed copy on BluRay and a new BluRay-player to play it in.