Hi everyone, First time positing, so if I screw up I do apologize. Last year major ISP's (Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Cablevision) agreed to a plan by the RIAA and the MPAA to throttle copyright infringers. According to this agreement the first four times your caught you will be punished by throttling and filtering of content. To end the throttling and filtering you would have to pay $35.00 for re-educational information. Once you hit your sixth I guess your banned for life from the Internet. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) says that there are massive problems with the whole concept of relying on the IP address as proof of guilt and placing the burden on the consumer to prove their innocence. Here are the articles for more information: At DSLreports: shownews/ISP-Six-Strikes-to-Begin-This-Weekend-120119 Also at DSLreports: shownews/115050 EFF link: deeplinks/2011/07/content-industry-and-isps-announce-common News CNET: 8301-31001_3-57397452-261/riaa-chief-isps-to-start-policing-copyright-by-july-1/ I'm still a newbie here on BHW, but even I can see the need for more security for all BH's. Anon proxies are going to be a prized resource soon I believe. What do you guys think? What steps are you taking to protect your identities?