simple terms-without the isp there is no internet protocol. it's just small bits of info being passed from one computer to another tracking and helping one to get from one website to another.
if your stupid enough to give out personal info even just your initials then always be looking over your shoulder. the person who found out about that person sure didn't get that info from a isp address. i seriously doubt many on this barbourville site has the knowledge on how to hack a system or truly stalk someone. except from post to post as a troll.
any one can pull up all this info through their browser. this isn't the question that was asked anyways. still all you get from isp or ip is the location of the internet company. if anyone here is being threatned or harassed print everything out report it to topix & if they get your email contact you internet service provider. unless a person gives out their info or someone hacks your computer no one is going to know anything about you. get you a firewall many are free on the net and some internet companies give it to their customers for free with virus software. i got mine free from my bank.
isp is just the server.. ip is something totally different. Yeah, the law is you have to have a court order, but that won't stop people who are desperate.. one such nut arrived at the Union library - looking for a student - one year if you don't remember.