Got an infraction from Entertainment Software Association

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by MonarchX, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX Registered Member

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    My days of torrenting are over. Etertainment Software Association detected BitTorent activity for downloading "something" in April 2019. The funny part is that "something" is what I already owned for over a year, but it was the sharing part that rendered an infringement. My ISP, Atlantic Broadband sent me a letter and explained that they simply forward such notifications they get from ESA, RIAA, MPAA, and etc. to whichever customers with "busted" IP addresses. Atlantic Broadband has a 6-strike policy before they cut off customers' connection for such letters. This was strike 1 in about 2 years of torrenting all kinds of stuff and I stopped seeding once whichever download was complete.

    I used Russian sites with Russian torrent trackers that offered content for Russian/Russian-speaking population (specifically with Russian translation) with most "peers" showing Russian Federal IP addresses. I was hoping that ESA, RIAA, and MPAA would not target those trackers due to Russian Federal ISP's being out of reach for them.

    General advice I got so far is:
    1. Stop torrenting altogether
    2. Get a paid VPN that is:
    - very anonymous
    - does not log activity
    - does not leak IP or DNS
    - stays equally anonymous, does not log activity, and does not leak IP or DNS for torrenting
    - fast
    3. Get one of those VPN services made just for torrenting (with same requirements I listed above for general paid VPN service)
    4. Switch to paid NewsGroups service because those are less likely to get busted

    What would you suggest?

    I had a buddy who shared 5 slots with me for paid NewsGroup service, but he canceled it later, which is why I switched to torrenting afterwards. Here's what I used to do to get files from NewsGroups:
    - SABnzbd for software
    - connected via NewsDemon address (us-secure.newsdemon.com)
    - searched for downloads via https://nzbs.in

    I don't even know how to personally register for that NZBS.IN site, seems like they don't accept new users and require an invite...
     
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  2. Freki123

    Freki123 Registered Member

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    Most important suggestion is: Know the laws off the country you life in. If you wander into the dark/grey zones of copyri... "homevideos" better know what price it could have.
    It's a difference if you got to pay 2k € if things went south or 200k :D (depending on what you used)
    Better search the internet for another helpforum for usenet stuff, i think you are here at a very wrong place (not meant rude) . Find out more about the 3 things you need for usenet:
    usenet client , usenet provider and an usenet indexer
    Thats all the help i will give :)
     
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  3. MonarchX

    MonarchX Registered Member

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    OK, sorry, I thought privacy is privacy :D. Can you suggest some other forum?
     
  4. Freki123

    Freki123 Registered Member

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    Reddit got a nice usenet faq which should cover all your question.
     
  5. Nebulus

    Nebulus Registered Member

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    I think this is good advice. :)
     
  6. Buddel

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    This:
     
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