crowdsourcing evidence collection

Charlie Nesson asks

is there any evidence that any members of congress knew at the time they passed the 1999 Digital Theft Deterrence Act that the recording industry was intending to use the statute as a basis for suing its music fans

is there any evidence that riaa and company were intending to so use the statute once they got it passed

I guess I’ve seen things like this in patent cases before, but never in a civil/quasi-criminal trial like an RIAA music distribution trial. Interesting. (And of course if you have such information, I highly recommend passing it on to Charlie, because your life will always be more interesting with a dose of Charlie in it. :)