How Scary is the US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme? | TorrentFreak

Posted: June 6, 2012 in My thoughts

How Scary is the US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme? | TorrentFreak.

Looks like this is going to have little to no effect on one’s ability to download materials online. From what the article says, only Bit Torrent IP Addresses will be logged, so if you’re using Cyberlockers like Rapidshare, and others, you have nothing to worry about.

Speaking of that, I just recently set up a free VPN account. If you don’t know anything about VPN, it stands for Virtual Private Networking. What it basically does (and there are “pay services” like BT Guard- one of the most popular ones- that accomplish the same thing, and don’t have any restrictions in terms of their use like many of the free services do) is cloak your IP Address.

In my case, when I’m using the VPN, it shows my IP Address as coming from San Jose, California. I live in the Midwest, so that’s awesome! In other words, any future “Strikes” will be associated with that ISP Address, and not mine. Yes my download speed isn’t as fast, but my internet isn’t super fast anyway (so my loss in speed is inconsequential to me). I recommend everyone search on Google for VPN, or Free VPN, and you’ll discover many of the various Free VPN services.

Mine is called Hotspot Shield, and you can read Cnet’s review and download the service free of charge.

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