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... 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.
I wasn't aware of that. thanks for the insight. I guess it won't hurt running it anyway.
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your ISP cannot do ANYTHING about you downloading stuff even if its illegal (btw i'm not encouraging u to go download pirated stuff!)

the short of it is, they have no interest in taking any action against their clients because that's who pay them every month! lol

The only way you can get in trouble is if a third party takes direct legal action i.e movie studios and music producers or the third party forces the ISP to take legal action (very very rare), also it is very hard for the third party get enough evidence to have a case against you as privacy laws are super strict all over the world (except maybe France and Germany if they pass those piracy monitoring laws), and even then for them to have gathered enough evidence to mount a successful case for copyright infringement, you still can defend yourself adequately by hiding behind breach of privacy laws and other such remedies.

SO! in conclusion you have nothing to worry about, downlaod your half life cinematic ;-). Those stories of people getting busted and having to pay thousands in fines are like a one in a million chance and usually they are to scare others (especially parents and guardians) in to thinking that if you download anything we'll come and take your house and all your belonging lol.

My advice would be just don't download extremely large amounts of data (like 100 gigs a day) and stay away from sensitive material and you won't have anyone bothering you.
post #33 of 41
as many others have stated, torrenting is not illegal for any isp. some however may frown on such high bandwidth usage in short periods of time. Pretty sure my Verizon 3g off my phone will cause flags if im torrenting, anything. even legitimate stuff though. all depends.


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Your ISP can track how much you download and upload, not what you use to download. If they start tracking what files your using and what is on your computer, that is illegal and you can use legal action.
durp. no, its not illegal. read the small print in the isp contract. they will not track thefiles currently on your computer, but anything up to the modem/router is in their jurisdiction. COX communications for example has complete control over everything up until the modem. if your router is having a problem well then thats your own fault. Modem having a problem, they will do what they can to fix it, but might still have the user purchase a new one. its fine and legal, because of the fine print.

and finally, Peerblock blocks most Piracy groups. just my

as far as the ISP coming after you, no. They cannot and will not, directly come after you. the way it works is 3rd party anti piracy groups track you and tell your isp that such and such ip was downloading whatever. That is considered "hearsay" by the law, therefore is admissible by court. HOWEVER, if for whatever reason the isp actually allows those ip's directly, and monitors them, then depending on the conditions, throttling speeds, temporary, or permanent loss of service, or even charges. http://extratorrent.com/article/929/...ks+to+sue.html
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post #34 of 41
Torrenting is legal and safe, as long as you only get legally obtained files. Many games send updates through torrents such as CoH, FF, etc. Linux is also distributed through torrents.

As long as the files you download are legit and legal, you should not have anything to worry about.
post #35 of 41
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Like I said, I don't even want my ISP knowing I have the software on my computer. One of those "What If" scenarios.
If you're that paranoid, use an offshore VPS.
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as i mentioned before...get a seedbox
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In the words of Tow Mater, "To not too"
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bit torrent protocol is not illegal, nor are the clients that facilitate the download
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What if?

It sounds like you're masking that you will use the help to pirate.

If whatever you download is legal, it's legal. It's in black and white.
Who cares? ISPs are shady with their traffic shapping. It's sad when my ISP makes my Fedora torrent crawl to a halt, and the ftp is faster. All they care about is the protocol, so even encryption won't guarantee avoiding throttling. The OP asked a question, he doesn't need sanctimonious canned "if you're doing nothing wrong you have nothing to hide" responses.

To OP, force encryption in your client settings. Beyond that, vpn or get a usenet subby.
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bit torrent protocol is not illegal, nor are the clients that facilitate the download
This.
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I got out of Torrents a long time ago and went to Newgroups. Currently, on everything that I download, I hit 6500KBps. Not to mention I have a secure VPN and my connection is SSL encrypted. All my ISP can see is traffic, nothing else. If they want to see what I am downloading, they better get to cracking that encryption.

I find newsgroups to be much more organized and less fraught with viruses and fakes. However, I pay for my service, but I still would never go back to Torrents.
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