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This paper presents a framework for identifying the legal risks associated with performing network forensics on public networks. The framework is discussed in the context of the Gnutella P2P network protocol for which the legal issues related to authorized access have not yet been addressed.
Losavio, M., Nasraoui, O., Thacker, V., Marean, J., Miles, N., Yampolskiy, R., & Imam, I. (2009). Assessing the legal risks in network forensic probing. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 306, pp. 255–266). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04155-6_19