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Does Torrenting on a VPS 100% Stop Copyright Notices from my ISP?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    I'm getting sick of Verizon sending me copyright notices.

    I don't get tons of them but I do get at least 3 a year it seems. And today I got another for downloading Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1 off KAT. Which is hysterical cause the movie was so bad I only watched the first 20 mins. But the notice itself sounded much more threatening than the last. So I decided it's time to change things up.

    I normally would download torrents using Vuze on one of my 3 home pcs, use public trackers like an idiot and no security other than the "rc4" encryption setting. I read online the rc4 setting is suppose to help but obviously it doesn't do shit.

    So what I've done is install Vuze on my OVH VPS and uninstall it on all 3 home computers. I figure the worst that can happen are the notices get sent to OVH and they either ignore them (only a few notices a year) or they reset my server / IP like they've done in the past for spam abuse and I just get a new server and IP.

    But I need to be super clear about this.

    There is NO WAY my ISP can ever get a notice if I'm using an OVH server to torrent my movies.... correct? And to be clear, these are normal movies. Like screeners or tv series like The Wire. No God of SEO type shit. I've saved all my most important torrent files (illustrator, photoshop, etc) and I'm about to try redownloading season 1 of The Wire again. This WILL stop my ISP from getting notices right?

    I have to be sure. If someone tracks that I'm downloading The Wire, or any other movie, the notice will go to OVH right? I can't have any more notices going to Verizon.

    Thank you!

    -BB
     
  2. sully1975

    sully1975 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I always read the comments on torrent freak for what was "up to date" at the time for VPN and such. Usually the responses under the latest copyright troll story will have hundreds of people telling what is working or in vogue now. Sorry I am not that technical in ability with this stuff.
     
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  3. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Companies monitor torrent trackers and send notices to whatever company is hosting the IP, so if your home ip isn't using them you won't get the notices sent to your ISP.
     
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  4. DIe$el

    DIe$el Regular Member

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    If you are hosting VPS in an offshore location that ignores DMCA, then it wont be a problem.
     
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  5. vlad000

    vlad000 Newbie

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    Trackers (running opentracker mostly) recently push some random ips ( from known subnets ) to the peer list ( fake peers ) so even if the ISP blame you with the above copyright you can state that your IP is randomly generated by the tracker and it's not you downloading the file, the isp will have no evidence since the tracker may introduce your ip (randomly) to the peer list :cool:

    From wikipedia: "opentracker may mix in random IP address numbers for the purpose of Plausible deniability"
     
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  6. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Simple solution:

    Get a seedbox: https://www.reddit.com/r/seedboxes

    Connect to the seedbox via sftp only to download from the server to your computer.

    If you're really paranoid you can also throw in things like purchasing with bitcoin and using a VPN in there as well I guess.

    Or, ideally you would just buy the movies..
     
  7. JuliaG1

    JuliaG1 Regular Member

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    Use peerblock
    Cheap and effective
     
  8. jonhatan

    jonhatan Newbie

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    Just download from private trackers i just download from private trackers an have never received a single notice from copyrigth
     
  9. sohom

    sohom Senior Member

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    leech/download from VPS
    and use hash code changer app to change it hash code & rename the movie completely
    then upload to a file host (filecloud.io) and download with out any risk with resume supported high speed in DAP/IDM
     
  10. internetlol

    internetlol Regular Member

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    Don't use verizon is one solution. Used them about 6 years ago..turned my internet off first fuckin time. Really though all you need is about two VPN's
     
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  11. LostConnection

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    I've found myself torrenting less and less movies and completely stopped torrenting games (funny how things change when the amount of money increases in the bank), because I just prefer supporting the people who made the entertainment I use.

    So yeah, Netflix :p Pay the creators some money. I hate people not paying for something I worked hard to create, so I don't want to inflict it on anyone else.
     
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  12. Star Anise

    Star Anise Registered Member

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    I have Verizon as well but I never got these notifications you're talking about and I do download torrents from KAT. Not a lot though but occasionally. Do they mail it to your house or is it by email?
     
  13. bmminc

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    I use KAT. Private trackers really don't help any more to be honest.
    But its all based off your IP. If the VPS is downloading the file, then the owner of that VPS would get any notices.

    The traffic from your PC to the VPS is just regular traffic. I've never used Verizon, but from what I know they can only use trackers on p2p sharing traffic. If you were to say have a movie e-mailed to you, they cannot give you a notice for downloading that same movie from an e-mail.
    If they DID, then I would really re-consider how safe your information is on their network.

    If you want to be really extra safe you can chop up the downloads into .zips and send them in pieces back to your home PC.
     
  14. HamFighters

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    It's up to your VPS provider to keep your personal info safe. On Reddit /r/torrents, it's recommended to choose an anonymous VPN that doesn't keep any log.
     
  15. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    I used to torrent games all the time, but now I'm under the impression that If I can't afford to buy all those games it means I shouldn't be wasting time playing video games so much.