Have you ever gotten caught torrenting?

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Have you ever gotten caught torrenting?

Anne Anne
I haven't, but I have a few friends that have and some that are afraid to because of getting in trouble. What are your thoughts on torrenting?
11/18/2012
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Undecided Undecided
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I haven't, but I have a few friends that have and some that are afraid to because of getting in trouble. What are your thoughts on torrenting?
I can never get it to work for me so I guess I am safe however I need new music
11/18/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I have never heard of that,I need to check it out.
11/18/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
It depends mainly on your ISP and whether or not different organizations are monitoring the torrent you want to download. Larger ISPs like AT&T, Charter, and Comcast can monitor customer traffic. Small local companies, like what I am using, don't usually.

Public torrents are easy to access, therefore more likely to be watched for pirating. When you start downloading your IP gets recorded. Organizations can then notify the police or your ISP. Private torrent sites, where you have to request an invite to join and then have to monitor your download/upload ratio to maintain good standing, are much easier to continue downloading without getting caught.

I've never gotten caught downloading anything. I've downloaded a ton of stuff, too. I download more now that I am not using AT&T and am using a local company.
11/20/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Honestly, I think in my whole life I've "torrented" maybe one thing and that was when I was about 16.
Never could figure out how to get it to work anyway so I never bothered again.
Besides, it seems like a lot of trouble for the end result that can usually be bought somewhere legally, especially if you get caught.
11/20/2012
AverageSam AverageSam
Chances are you won't get caught. Just be careful where you download from and don't do it frequently.
11/20/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I've downloaded a handful of albums. Never worried about getting caught.
11/21/2012
Vanille Vanille
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I haven't, but I have a few friends that have and some that are afraid to because of getting in trouble. What are your thoughts on torrenting?
I've been doing it for years, haven't got caught yet.

I don't do it often, though. It's not like I'm torrenting GBs of stuff everyday which would more likely get you caught.
11/21/2012
heather-mooney heather-mooney
no!!
11/21/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nope, though I mostly download Linux torrents.
11/21/2012
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