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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;13083943 
If you are not downloading any copyrighted or pirated material, you don't need to worry.
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Originally Posted by SyncMaster753;13083954 
bit torrent protocol is not illegal, nor are the clients that facilitate the download
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Originally Posted by MacNcheese;13083974 
Its not the software that is illegal, its what people done with it. Torrenting is, in basics, sharring. Free ware to free ware is fine. But when people start to rip films that clearly state that illegal reproduction may result in prosecution and share them, then it gets tricky.

Basically, your fine. If you really want to, download utorrent, find a trusty torrent site, make sure the file has no viruses by looking at comments and checking files to make sure theyre accurate, and your clear.

^^^^this torrenting is 100% legal. If you are simply downloading CM mod 10 then there is no reason to try and hide that fact from your ISP. If your ISP does say you are using torrents you must be pirating then tell them to prove it in court they will soon shut up
post #22 of 41
If you really don't want your ISP to know then get a laptop (yours or borrow one) and head to your local library and use their internet. I see tons of people downloading crap at the library.
post #23 of 41
Peerblock.
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post #24 of 41
It's pretty easy for your ISP to discover what your downloading via bittorrent. Every Cisco IOS version since 12.4(16)T and ASA network appliance supports bittorrent protocol inspections. The ISP's don't care unless they have too.
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Originally Posted by kaivorth;13083951 
Like I said, I don't even want my ISP knowing I have the software on my computer. One of those "What If" scenarios.

Your ISP will know what comes and goes through your line, regardless.... From the point it leaves your modem, they have the packet.... so.... good luck?
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How does this block data being seen by your ISP?

The only thing this does, is block specified IP's from being able to connect to you.
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Originally Posted by GH0;13093875 
How does this block data being seen by your ISP?

The only thing this does, is block specified IP's from being able to connect to you.

Correct, that program is assuming that there is a IP tracker within the swarm, recording each and every IP that's currently in the torrent swarm. Regardless of whether or not you run PeerBlock, your ISP will always have the data that you transfer.
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz;13093886 
Correct, that program is assuming that there is a IP tracker within the swarm, recording each and every IP that's currently in the torrent swarm. Regardless of whether or not you run PeerBlock, your ISP will always have the data that you transfer.

... I know that, I am just saying that recommending PeerBlock as the all in all way to make sure nothing "bad" happens because your ISP doesn't know, isn't going to solve any problem that would arise in the future for any (non-)valid use you have.
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post #30 of 41
Too paranoid..

If one torrent is the end of the world what will happen to people like me who have been running torrents consistently for close to 10 years?
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