How ISP’s Catch Users Illegally Downloading Torrents

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Contrary to popular belief American ISP’s don’t Police the Internet…


Prenda Law Inc. And its many Shell Companies

 These shitheads do, along with anti-piracy groups like BayTSP and Peer Media. When you download something from bit torrent your also seeding the files to other downloaders.

That is the beauty of P2P downloading. The downside is your IP address is exposed to anyone else that is downloading from you or that you are downloading from. They monitor thousands of torrents daily. Some studies show that the two largest groups BayTSP and Peer Media are actively connected to more torrents than all of the users of Comcast cable combined. Most often they are monitoring TV shows and Movies but your not safe just because your downloading songs. After they get a large list of IP addresses they forward them off to the respective ISP’s and the DMCA notices go out. If you have received a notice lately be thankful that is all that is happening to you. Had one of the trolls at Prenda Law Inc. found out you were violating copyright laws they would send you a letter threatening litigation unless you paid up. Its not legally considered extortion because fat Tony is not involved. Apparently in the United States of America it is okay to abuse our courts subpoena power to forcefully convince citizens to give you money. Thankfully there are watchdogs that watch the watchdogs and are at least partially responsible for keeping this abuse of power in check.


So. When you do finally receive that DMCA letter in your inbox or your mailbox (if you still use one) because you haven’t taken the proper precautions before downloading your favorite TV shows or movies be thankful that you were caught by a group like Peer Media group (no stranger to controversy) and just got a strike or two from your ISP it could have been quite a lot worse had you been caught by one of the shady law firms that are cashing in on average citizens for downloading the latest episode of The Following.    


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