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Old 05-05-2008, 09:56 PM   #11
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my question wasnt what are YOU missing
but what are WE
WE as in everyone else on this board as to why you would want to block your IP
but now i understand
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:12 AM   #12
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I stated that in my first post that I need to download stuff but need to change my IP so my ISP can't see what I am doing.
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which is illegal, it would only not be illegal if you were monitoring a site you owned.its illegal for them to interfer like that.
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I guess what some people are trying to make the point to make, is that what you are obviously trying to download from a p2p network, an illegal file in the first place?
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the point id like to make is this you don't need to download stuff you would like to download stuff and as your already downloading this stuff without trying to hide your ip address why bother trying to hide it now surely you should have tried to hide it before you even started to download stuff.

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If what you're downloading is illegal (movies, music, etc..) then we can't help you. If your wanting to use p2p to download a free linux distribution or something thats allowed than we can help.
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If what you're downloading is illegal (movies, music, etc..) then we can't help you. If your wanting to use p2p to download a free linux distribution or something thats allowed than we can help.
i agree well said

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He just said he is trying to download something using torrents, which by itself is extremely LEGAL, not illegal. It is not our place to try to determine what he is trying to download. You can do alot of illegal things through legal means.

He may have not said what he wants to download because
a. It is an illegal file, and wanted to get help downloading it
b. Might be a completely legal file, but didnt want to let everyone know he was downloading it (porn for example)
c. He knows his rights and was just using them the way that the constitution wants us to.

And to be more specific, I believe that ISPs are doing, is not monitoring the actual traffic, they are simply looking for protocols and ports that are commonly used to download torrents. For example, it is illegal for the FBI to eavesdrop on a telephone call without a warrant, but not to stake-out your house and look into a window to see that you are using the telephone. All the ISP is doing is finding that you are using torrents, not exactly what it is that you are downloading. They then throttle this connection to lower its speeds.

This is not to say that they do not look at your traffic and report back what you are downloading to the RIAA and other similar organizations, but that is a different issue all together. They do not need to do anything illegal in the process of throttling torrent downloads. If they are looking at your traffic, specifically what you are downloading, and not just how you are downloading it then this would be illegal without consent/warrant (unless they are protected under some bill that I am not aware of, similar to the way that businesses monitor traffic on their networks).

This post isn't made of facts, more of what I BELIEVE is occuring. If the details are infact different, please let me know.
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To be that bothered about hiding the IP from the ISP though, he must be wanting to download more than just a legal file. Even porns legal (well, most of it), and the ISP probably wouldn't bat an eyelid with it.
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that was my thoughts, limewire has run rampant for along time, so ISP have seen this and take it with a little care.
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