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Originally Posted by BradleyW;12449809 
Everytime i reboot my router, my isp changes, said AOL? They say a lot of things lol.

IP not ISP.

My IP changes too when i reset to the router.

Also when i track my IP it usually shows me on the other side of the county! biggrin.gif
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Thanks everybody, good feedback. Learnt a few things to be sure i do, +rep for everybody (when i get round to it)
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If you stay within the "safer" places, you'll be fine. The main difference is between private trackers and public. Public trackers are a lot more susceptible to virus and the kind of things you may want to avoid, whereas private trackers are (usually) a lot safer
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Originally Posted by GIPrice;12450067 
this is getting shut down

Why? This thread is just about the dangers of using torrents. (viruses, malware, etc)

Torrenting isn't illegal.

Downloading something illegal is illegal!
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Originally Posted by amurph0;12450209 
Why? This thread is just about the dangers of using torrents. (viruses, malware, etc)

Torrenting isn't illegal.

Downloading something illegal is illegal!

So if you are just downloading torrents from people you already know and from sources you already know then why would you be worried about malware?
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PeerBlocker or Proxy.
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Originally Posted by GIPrice;12452715 
So if you are just downloading torrents from people you already know and from sources you already know then why would you be worried about malware?

the point of torrenting is to save bandwidth on servers. Windows uses it to give updates. you will almost, never know everyone in the swarm. But then again if torrents were limited to only those you know, it would be kinda crappy.
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Why? This thread is just about the dangers of using torrents. (viruses, malware, etc)

Torrenting isn't illegal.

Downloading something illegal is illegal!

Something I've been asked before and never been sure about: is downloading something you legitimately own legal?
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So if you are just downloading torrents from people you already know and from sources you already know then why would you be worried about malware?

That is the whole point of this thread.......

He asked about the threats of torrenting and how to minimize them. One of the methods of minimizing the threat of downloading malware is by confirming that the source is safe.
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Originally Posted by Dorianime;12452904 
Something I've been asked before and never been sure about: is downloading something you legitimately own legal?


Honestly i'm not too sure, that is a very grey area legally, it really all depends on your countries copyright laws.

In some countries if you own something you are allowed to make backups for your own personnel use, but only copies of what you bought, you cannot download a fresh copy.

In others yet again if you own something then it's fine to download copies of it and make backups all you want as long as you legitimately own it.

But why download something if you already own a copy? Just make a backup of what you have.

Fine out your countries laws on the subject.
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post #20 of 41
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Originally Posted by Dorianime;12452904 
Something I've been asked before and never been sure about: is downloading something you legitimately own legal?
Sure, but the nature of a torrent has you upload as well, which is typically where the DMCA problem lies.

As stated, dangers of torrenting are generally from uploading copyrighted content. Recording studio downloads torrent, anyone they connect to gets logged and queried.

There's also the potential for malware from public trackers, but it's generally best to go with one that has a high comment count, of which you can view other people's feedback. Being on a private tracker helps immensely in this aspect (as a lot of times people will be banned for uploading virus riddled linux distros, etc).

Torrenting itself isn't 'illegal', but once you begin creating unauthorized copies of copyrighted content and delve into piracy is where you will run into the issues.
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