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vikingisson

join:2010-01-22
Mississauga, ON
reply to The Mongoose

Re: Copyright Law Changes: VPN & Other Experiences

VPNs are great tools including but not limited to torrents. I use them for legit reasons. But the trail still leads back to you. The VPN provider unless located in some far off country that won't play ball (the U.S. isn't one of them) gets the initial request then leads back to you and TSI anyway.

By the time you pay for a proper VPN and if you're only using it for torrents then you might as well spend the money on a good streaming service and not worry. On the other hand a cheap VPN is handy in cases where that streaming service offers a different lineup depending on which country you appear in. such as Netflix.

The Mongoose

join:2010-01-05
Toronto, ON
said by vikingisson:

VPNs are great tools including but not limited to torrents. I use them for legit reasons. But the trail still leads back to you. The VPN provider unless located in some far off country that won't play ball (the U.S. isn't one of them) gets the initial request then leads back to you and TSI anyway.

By the time you pay for a proper VPN and if you're only using it for torrents then you might as well spend the money on a good streaming service and not worry. On the other hand a cheap VPN is handy in cases where that streaming service offers a different lineup depending on which country you appear in. such as Netflix.

Been thinking the same thing. Going completely legit might be a good option, but with Canadian Netflix being weaker than the US and Hulu completely blocked, a VPN with US options might still make some sense.