Hmm gotcha. Time to stay on my home router
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so basicly if i download a cd from a torrent site like piratebay, vzw will see that? and no way around that?
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You could encrypt the traffic and not upload the torrent, it will be difficult as is to keep track of everyone so I doubt they would waste more time trying to decrypt what you are downloading so they can just give you a warning.
Don't pirate copyrighted material. Then big red will not 'get you'. I wonder if people gather around and discuss possible ways to knock off a bank or make crystal meth when they never intend to do those things. Aside from the security/privacy concerns being brought up, it seems like this thread is bordering on that. Just my two cents.
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Typed from some sort of computing device, but probably from my LG G2 which is fun to say over and over and over again...
The company that owns the copyrighted material browses the torrent and sees who is downloading it. They see a particular IP address at a particular time and ask VZW what's going on.
VZW sends you a letter to knock it off.
They are not "getting you", you are stealing. You are "getting" yourself.
Ipconfig /release and /renew will just renew that same lease unless you release it near the end of the lease and then wait for the lease to expire and then renew it.
So, if you really wanted a new IP address doing it this way, you'd pretty much have to unplug your modem for 24 hours or 48 or so until the lease expires at the ISP. You can release and renew it all you want, and 99.9% of the time you will get the exact same ip.
The MAC address of the device connected to the modem changes when you reboot the modem. EG: If you plug a different device to the modem (thus having a different MAC address) and reboot the modem, that will give you a brand new IP.
Or, with 3rd party firmware on your router such as dd-wrt, you can spoof the MAC address of your router (change the MAC address) and reboot your modem and you'll get a new IP address.
Either way though, this is pointless because ISPs keep track of what device (MAC address) was using a particular IP at any given time. So as long as the complainant has an accurate time of when the user was sharing copyrighted works, the ISP will be able to narrow it down to whatever device was using that IP address at that time.
Don't share copyrighted works
Use private sites with small communities thus decreasing your chances of RIAA / MPAA pursuing that sites' users
Leech from a central server (thus not sharing)
I disagree strongly with the OP when he states that this is a balanced approach. The only balance here is between Verizon and the MPAA/RIAA. For consumers it's either a loss or at best a neutral. First, each of these strikes occurs when a rights holder *reports* an infringement. There is no investigation, no defense. You are guilty. There is an appeal process, for which you must pay $35 to try to prove a negative. One only needs to look to the statistics related to the DMCA to see that false accusations are common, so I find it hard to believe that this system will be any different.
I don't pirate. I feel that the major labels/studios are just as guilty as many pirates, having legally "stolen" works from the public domain by buying congressmen and pushing through copyright term extensions, but I won't stoop to their level. I get my music from independent labels and bands who actually want a relationship with their customers/fans.
[QUOTE=dgstorm;2367902]This seems like a fairly balanced approach for the industry to figure out a way to "police" copyright violations...