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Re: ISP Monitoring
They are going to monitor torrents like they have always been doing..
It isn't the act of "downloading" that gets you in trouble. It is uploading material that is the big no-no. Torrents do both. Also torrents are easier to catch people. They just jump in the swarm and collect the IP addresses and send them off to their respective owners, the ISPs.
Get a VPN or a proxy server that doesn't log your details. Hard to find one of those though as most do keep some sort of details on your connection and maybe activity.
I don't use bitorrent don't like it much.
You don't have anything to worry about. The monitoring and six strikes plan are for torrents.
It still angers me internet service providers are going to this extent. I thought us a citizens of the United States has a right to privacy.
The ISPs are just relaying the information garnered from the outfits that work for the MPAA/RIAA to you. They don't track the torrents or anything. They keep track of the six strikes, re-educate you, and say bad boy/girl. Also to fight back, you have to pay $30 or something like that. Its all pretty shitty.
Anyway the music and movie industry people are using this as a foot hold on the ISPs. I guarantee you that once they get this thing going, a few years down the road they are going to enact even more draconian measures. See litigation is too expensive so why do that when you can go straight to the punishment.