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(International Business Times)   You man need to sit down for this. If you connect to a BitTorrent swarm via magnet link on The Pirate Bay, you can see other people's IP addresses   ( ibtimes.com) divider line
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2625 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 Sep 2012 at 11:32 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-14 03:31:31 PM  
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BarkingUnicorn: TV's Vinnie: Get Peerblock.

And hope the RIAA police are on one of Peerblock's blacklists. Theater security, just like the TSA.

Oh, the lists get updated very frequently. One other bit of advice is not to grab a movie so close to it's opening day (when the RIAA goons are on Red Alert). The longer you ait, the more seeds there would be.

Also, never, ever download anything from Pirate Bay who's uploader doesn't have the "skull" next to their name.
2012-09-14 02:12:17 PM  
1 vote:
Some people rely on VPN alone. I would not. Most bittorent clients imbed your real IP address into the actual data sent to the tracker. That mean that your connection may seem to be coming from the vpn's address, but still your real IP address is not unknown.

This is also true for those who foolishly download their torrents through TOR as well.

What you want is a seedbox. The seedbox you rent for a few bucks a month is what connects to the swarm, so your IP address will never be given out. You then download/upload directly(or if you wish - through a VPN) to the seedbox. An added bonus is that it will continue to seed for you without taking up your own bandwidth. Thus your sharing ratio goes way up and other users/private trackers will love you.

Although unlikely, the possibility exists that the seedbox company could give you up. This is also possible with VPN companies. A good seedbox company will not do this obviously - they tend to exist in jurisdictions that do not care about US copyright law. If you are really that worried about it, you could also just choose one that allows anonymous payment methods.
2012-09-14 12:01:21 PM  
1 vote:
Good thing most end user ISPs haven't bothered to get around to IPv6...
2012-09-14 11:45:37 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "The risk is that an IP address is akin to a computer's online fingerprint"

No, it's not.
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