safety in proxy

Hi, Just a quick question related to torrents.. I know its a taboo sometimes, but I really want to protect my privacy while using torrents. Nothing wrong in that. I had a few questions. I have been using Peer Gaurdian and a mate suggested the paid software yourfreedom or something.

Anyone use either of the two or any other ones and got into any trouble!!?? I am just curious as to whether they work or not. Either PM me or reply to the thread. I dont know if I am breaking any rules here.. I just want to protect privacy..
Cheers

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Depends on who you want privacy from, if its your own ISP then peerguadian or any others for that matter won't help. If your concerned because of all the talk about ISP companies sending letters out, don't be yet, its still debatable at this stage whether or not it breaches the data protection act, and until a court decides either way, the companies would be taking a big risk by sending out letters. Plus have you noticed its always a friend of a friend that gets these letters?

Masterbrown is right, you can't hide from you ISP what your are doing, Peerguardian only stps you connecting to various blacklisted peers i.e. one's from anti piracy companies

Your best bet for safety is to go with Newsgroups

Original Poster

well yes, Ideally i want protection from both, ISP and letters. When i was at UNi, a friend (Not a friend of a friend, but my friend)got a letter from 20th Century Fox for illegally viewing and D/l (using Torrents) the last Star wars film.. luckily for him, the letter didnt say anything about action, as he was behind the Uni systems. The Uni suspended his account for 1 month. So in this case it was a friend.. and he was sent a letter from 20th, and not from the ISP, though I suspect, the ISp sent it to the Uni and so on!! The letter said everything, MAc, Ip and File names.. etc..

So since then Ive always hid behind Peer Gaurdian, but my mate moved over to yourfreedom which is proxy based and encrypts the data from proxy to local IP, and therefore doesnt give away the file content!!

But thats going away from the topic. Anyone had any trouble yet..after using privacy software!?? Again if any of this conversation is breaking the rules, please feel free to let me know and I shall as they say "cease and desist".. I personally htink this discussion will be quite informative!!

I was talking more about letters from Virgin etc :thumbsup: The film companies do monitor traffic and will send letters out, mainly because they are US based so the data protection act does'nt apply to them. However if your own ISP gives them your address then theres potential for a court case, as it would seem they are breaking the DPA, although as I said its yet to be tested.

Peerguadian is a bit of a pain for blocking images on websites but other than that works ok. But as I said, you can't hide from your provider no matter what software you use.

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masterbrown;2473176

I was talking more about letters from Virgin etc :thumbsup: The film … I was talking more about letters from Virgin etc :thumbsup: The film companies do monitor traffic and will send letters out, mainly because they are US based so the data protection act does'nt apply to them. However if your own ISP gives them your address then theres potential for a court case, as it would seem they are breaking the DPA, although as I said its yet to be tested.Peerguadian is a bit of a pain for blocking images on websites but other than that works ok. But as I said, you can't hide from your provider no matter what software you use.



Cheers for that, But does the threat from the film companies, legally valid in UK, as in can you get into serious trouble with them?

unileeds;2473222

Cheers for that, But does the threat from the film companies, legally … Cheers for that, But does the threat from the film companies, legally valid in UK, as in can you get into serious trouble with them?



Not sure, it would appear to be nothing more than a scare tactic (look how many legal threats piratebay have had and ignored lol) I mean yes they could take you to court in the UK, but whether they actually would, who knows ;-) Would certainly seem a lot of hassle and expense :whistling:

masterbrown;2473333

Not sure, it would appear to be nothing more than a scare tactic (look … Not sure, it would appear to be nothing more than a scare tactic (look how many legal threats piratebay have had and ignored lol) I mean yes they could take you to court in the UK, but whether they actually would, who knows ;-) Would certainly seem a lot of hassle and expense :whistling:



I tought thepiratebay was OK as wherever they are based they aren't breaking local laws whereas dwwnloading films over here means you still fall foul of the law

RedIron;2473350

I tought thepiratebay was OK as wherever they are based they aren't … I tought thepiratebay was OK as wherever they are based they aren't breaking local laws whereas dwwnloading films over here means you still fall foul of the law



Kinda yeah, but I mean realistically if the film studios were to take everybody in the UK to court if they had downloaded anything illegally, half the UK would be up before the Judge :-D
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