I got caught by my ISP downloading and now I am wondering what to do to prevent this from happening again. They just claimed they found me torrenting through my software. I have done some research but am not sure, a VPN seems safe but to pay for something like that really has me considering hard.
Can I just get some advice on what you guys do to prevent getting caught?
You got yelled at because a company caught you pirating their shit and sent a notice.
Unless your ISP is monitoring P2P traffic (hugely illegal) or using deep packet inspection (even more hugely illegal) there's no way for them to know you're pirating anything.
Would it be a better investment than a VPN?
Alright then, so chances are the ISP didn't even know I was doing anything, it was some company.
I guess for some insight recently I have torrented a shit ton of music from KAT and some anime from nyaa. Funny thing is when they called they told me it was for movies and that I should delete them.
It isn't illegal.
The riaa and mpaa create torrents on the most popular trackers, you download on, they look at your IP in whatever client or software their antipiracy division uses, they send a letter to your ISP, your ISP takes action.
Check your software interfaces, morons. Yes, you can easily be tracked while torrenting.
Ugh, hate typing up something that gets posted more succinctly. Whatever, I'm still posting it. Moronic kiddies on /adv/ sometimes need repetition; would suck for some kid to ruin his life because he doesn't want to buy a family guy dvd or whatever.
Torrenting is not illegal, downloading copywrited material is. I was like you and got caught a few time, then I just decided to get a vpn because I'm no longer a 13 years old. Get PIA, it's simple, cheap, and will protect you. $35 a year to not go to prison, pay $1,000,000 in fines and access unlimited entertainment is very fair. Get a vpn ya faggot