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Movies Torrents by Starburns - Sat, 19 May 2018 05:01:15 EST ID:2Mm6mBWZ No.398261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I don't torrent movies but I was curious...

Is it safer than it use to be?
I remember like a decade ago people getting notices from their ISP

What is the current landscape?

Has anyone been in "trouble" recently in the past few years or so?

Is it safe to hit it, get it and quit it?
Paddy Maguire - Sat, 19 May 2018 12:08:18 EST ID:26nLdw8V No.398271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've gotten like 30 notices from my ISP but they've never actually done anything about it
Tim Minear - Sat, 19 May 2018 13:31:48 EST ID:k7W4AVEw No.398274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Never once got a notice but I'm a leeching scumbag
Karen Gillan - Sat, 19 May 2018 13:50:30 EST ID:UyqxbJNb No.398275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It depends on the studio, your ISP (and country), whether it's a private tracker, and whether you use a VPN.

My buddy got a few letters that eventually came with a threat to disconnect the next time. I use VPN on open trackers and haven't been dinged. I've heard lots of people do just fine on private trackers.

Finally, if the studio doesn't care enough to have monitoring, you'll be ok... so if it's an indie studio or an old film, it's likely they aren't devoting resources to issuing warnings. Some people mistakenly assume it's the ISP doing the monitoring, but it's not usually. The ISP is most often just responding to notices by studio lawyers.
Denise Richards - Sat, 19 May 2018 16:01:04 EST ID:LNNKPsOF No.398276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I use private trackers, and have never once received a complaint. Back when I resorted to public trackers I got a couple, literally wiped my ass with them and sent them back. Nothing happened.
Rob Reiner - Sat, 19 May 2018 16:04:54 EST ID:XJ6p0u59 No.398277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Listen, the ISP has to send you these warnings but they don't mean shit. I've gotten so many of them and all of them are from HBO. The thing is that it's not actually from HBO. It's from HBO to the ISP and the ISP to you. So it doens't mean shit. Also you can use private trackers. Download everything and then hope you don't have a virus. Download...EVERYTHING.
George Carlin - Sat, 19 May 2018 18:13:58 EST ID:yV3ximT+ No.398281 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I got a few like 3 or 4 years ago and since then I switched to using a vpn. A few times I've forgotten to turn my vpn on but nothing happened. It's really only risky if you download one of the huge "normie" shows that they're really tracking.

Also, this is the free vpn that I"ve been using for multiple years and it seems to have decent bandwidth and enables torrents. They say they don't keep your info, but they're free so I wouldn't be surprised if they sell it so I don't use it for normal browsing. But they're definitely not giving it to isp's so it's safe for torrents.
Gary Oldman - Sat, 19 May 2018 19:07:15 EST ID:Mn19BObK No.398282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i have only ever recieved 1 notice in all my years of downloading. most of the shit is just scare mongering to stop people pirating copyrighted material but really it means nothing, you dont even need a vpn.
Starburns - Sat, 19 May 2018 19:25:59 EST ID:2Mm6mBWZ No.398283 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here, I appreciate all the feedback.
Waymond Womano - Sat, 19 May 2018 21:12:51 EST ID:k7W4AVEw No.398289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Genius is the person who put DONT DOWNLOAD WITHOUT A VPN ads on all the torrent sites
Thomas Jerome Newton - Sun, 20 May 2018 00:50:51 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.398294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Is it safer than it use to be? What is the current landscape?
Its as safe as its always been which is to safe as safe as you are. It hasn't really changed all that much. The only big difference is that higher tier private trackers are harder to get into than they were in years past.

>Has anyone been in "trouble" recently in the past few years or so?
What.CD and Teh shut down as well as a few other long time private trackers as well as Kickass on the public side. No arrests or anything from that AFAIK and to get arrested as just a regular user, well, you'd have to fuck up big time and really piss someone off.

>Is it safe to hit it, get it and quit it?
The only time you would "hit it and quit it" is with public trackers which are by far the most unsafe.

If you want to get into torrenting then join some beginner private trackers, watch for open sign-ups, and work your way up to the better ones. MAM is very easy to start on and has decent invite forums which can get you into some other good places with good invite forums. Alternatively you could just pay to access to somewhere like TD or IPT which is run by a POS and does some pretty shady shit but as a general tracker they do have a lot of content mostly new and popular stuff but don't count on using them to get into other places.

If you don't want to bother with that then just use Usenet. Get a block account and an unlimited account with good retention and you'll have access to most everything you want for a small monthly or yearly fee. Look around for specials because they come up all the time. Little different than torrents but achieves the same thing. Its especially nice when you automate it with sonarr, radarr, sickrage, etc.

There are also DC hubs and IRC channels you can get content from not to mention warez groups and other DDL sites.

There really is no excuse to pay for media these days whether that be cable or a streaming service when for far less you can have more content than any of them anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Waymond Womano - Sun, 20 May 2018 12:25:41 EST ID:k7W4AVEw No.398305 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Using private trackers without a VPN is a great way to single yourself out and say "Hey I love copyright infringement so much I'd join a secret club and I'll also upload a ton more than the average person just so that my secret friends can steal content as well and I'll earn a reputation as a big pirate Also here's my email address, forum posts, and an alias to track me online just in case my VPN is getting in your way, law enforcment."

And unless you know how to configure your VPN properly you're going to leak your IP or DNS eventually.

The flipside of this is that with private trackers you're not sharing with the entire world so it may or may not be less frowned upon, and it also might take a bit more work for a anti-p2p groups to gain access to private trackers to track people if they haven't already.

Still, I don't see why anyone would use private trackers unless they download stuff that for some reason don't exist on anything other than private trackers. With public trackers you blend in with the crowd and get faster downloads anyway
Waymond Womano - Sun, 20 May 2018 12:33:39 EST ID:k7W4AVEw No.398306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And joining secret clubs is a great way to get lumped in with people who will inevitably get caught doing something highly illegal
Ace Ventura - Sun, 20 May 2018 16:00:57 EST ID:8v8lA+HY No.398308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lol is this a joke post?
Kurt Wagner - Sun, 20 May 2018 16:04:52 EST ID:rXeJPwFk No.398309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The thing is: For many shows & movies there is still no way to acquire them in the same quality "legally", at least if you live outside the US.
And using amazon prime / netflix via VPN is basically the same thing as far as legality is concerned. It's not like I'm not down for paying for copyrighted material I consume, it's just that's often not the option.

Plus I'm not that of a sucker, if there is Geoblocking, DRM or ads on payed content (oh and that includes 10 second "trailers") I don't give them my money, just as simple.
Dewey Cox - Sun, 20 May 2018 17:02:06 EST ID:CeUJnFK7 No.398311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Use russian torrent trackers like
Alec Hopkins - Sun, 20 May 2018 17:28:02 EST ID:LNNKPsOF No.398313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, I think he really is that stupid.
Doug Funny - Mon, 21 May 2018 14:48:33 EST ID:pjY6dLxJ No.398346 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A bit funny, I actually asked during the interview process if there's any legal risk involved upkeeping the seed ratio. And they said they haven't heard from any member getting into legal trouble over their torrenting on what.cd. And now they are the ones actually getting busted.

Definitely sad to hear of their demise, especially when you read about studies that show how there's no loss in profit for the artist due to piracy.

On topic: It's all been said already. Country, tracker, vpn, material that you download are the factors that matter.
Turanga Leela - Wed, 23 May 2018 20:33:59 EST ID:wyABc1Z+ No.398413 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Is it safer than it use to be?
A little. The studios started going after index sites instead of co-eds and little old ladies and in the last two years they've been very successful.

>What is the current landscape?
A little thinner than before but shit still works.

>Has anyone been in "trouble" recently in the past few years or so?
Not that I've seen. The death of index sites has been happening behind the scenes for the most part. One day they're just gone. Sometimes the owners make a statement but it tends to be vague, more often they say nothing. It's hard to say exactly what's happening but the simplest explanation is the studios found a threat to point at site owners that reliably made them shit their pants and close shop.

>Is it safe to hit it, get it and quit it?
No, and it never was safe to do that. You have to upload a little bit in order to download and uploading is what they nail you for.
Whether or not you get a notice depends on what you decide to torrent. The studios hire people to watch swarms and a law office to send notices. Disney's been cracking down on their stuff. Whoever owns The Expendables is *still* watching its swarms. One friend got a notice after watching it on Popcorntime ffs. If you're torrenting old shows or non-hit music you're probably okay.
You can also duck torrenting altogether and use direct download sources likes r/zippyshare on red dit or https://forum.snahp.it/index.php which is the refugee landing zone from r/megalinks.
Johnny Caspar - Wed, 23 May 2018 20:57:40 EST ID:RNoOTJrn No.398414 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Interesting on the first part. I torrented a lot in 2010, got two letters. Stopped for years. Did it again in 2015, got a letter. Did it again in 2018, no letters.
Naoko Mori - Sat, 26 May 2018 00:59:29 EST ID:8QaY+8Gh No.398524 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You win...
Michael Palin - Sun, 27 May 2018 00:18:24 EST ID:2cJqiCy4 No.398560 Ignore Report Quick Reply

On a similar note, I have been torrenting since 2009 across several ISPs in several different states, and have never once got a letter ever.
Ingmar Bergman - Sun, 27 May 2018 03:32:11 EST ID:vx99qAYk No.398566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been torrenting/rapidsharing/megauploading since like, 2003 and still never got a letter.
Cecil B. DeMille - Sun, 27 May 2018 04:39:16 EST ID:10RWqR4R No.398568 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The only notice I ever got was from torrenting Blade Runner 2049 like immediately after it got leaked.
Fuck you Cox stop throttling me
Keira Knightley - Sun, 27 May 2018 05:05:26 EST ID:36qWrDag No.398569 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nb but i've been torrenting nonstop since like 2011 with no notices. i use a private tracker exclusively though so that might be part of it.
Twayne Boneraper - Sun, 27 May 2018 15:00:54 EST ID:DXqdPxqt No.398578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
utorrent is maleware. They bundled a crypto miner with one of their releases in like 2011? Look it up.
They can't be trusted, + they use fucking ads. It's bloated garbage.

Always use open source for your software when possible.
Anne Marie Darkhölme - Sun, 27 May 2018 15:15:17 EST ID:+z50LU+K No.398579 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Word. I dropped uTorrent years ago, and qBittorrent is so much better.
Allan Smithee - Sun, 27 May 2018 16:34:38 EST ID:J0kojBiA No.398581 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I keep hearing good things about Tixati, but I don't think it's open source. Is it any good or is any proprietary client simply not worth it?
Megan Fox - Sun, 27 May 2018 18:38:43 EST ID:RNoOTJrn No.398584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My antivirus flagged utorrent the other week, and I looked up what was going on, and a load of antivirus companies just recently added it to a list. I looked more into and everything you said is right. I uninstalled it later that day.
Toki Wartooth - Sun, 27 May 2018 21:10:04 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.398585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There is still nothing out there that beats uTorrent 2.2.1 and its probably the most widely used option especially among those that use private trackers because nothing else touches it. uTorrent only has issues with v3 and up.
Mugen - Mon, 28 May 2018 03:02:20 EST ID:LNNKPsOF No.398593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Enjoy your remote code execution vulnerabilities.

There's pretty much no reason to still be using legacy uTorrent builds when qBitorrent provides all of the same functionality of classic uTorrent, and none of the bugs and security flaws since it's in active development.
Walter White - Mon, 28 May 2018 03:37:07 EST ID:DL3xdVzh No.398594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There are so many of them. There are bittorrent clients for the command line with more features than utorrent.
Toki Wartooth - Mon, 28 May 2018 03:40:53 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.398595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Except it has been proven that those vulnerabilities are only on 3 and above which is why when all the big name private trackers started banning uTorrent after the news came out they didn't ban 2.2.1 or below. You can even test it yourself from the notes released when it was found. The guy even said he didn't test versions that far back.

Also, while I like qBitorrent as an alternative and like that it is OS it is no where close to the same functionality as 2.2.1. Its the most popular client(and build) for torrenting in the world or at least it is within private trackers. If it was such shit people would have left for qBitorrent long ago but they haven't because no matter how much you qBitorrent shills try to say its the same its really not. There is a reason people stick with UT 2.2.1 instead of going to another client and its because they don't offer anything better and often what they offer is worse.

This has all already been hashed out on countless threads in countless private tracker forums so I see no need to delve any further into it. Use what you want. I, and millions of other seasoned users, will continue to use 2.2.1
Aeryn Sun - Mon, 28 May 2018 04:35:19 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.398597 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You keep saying it's so much better. Please tell me how utorrent is better for more safely downloading torrents than qbittorrent. It's fair to "shill" qbittorrent because you know exactly what you're getting. Unless utorrent gives you a blowjob and leaves without making a big deal about it, why should anyone switch?
Brad Pitt - Mon, 28 May 2018 13:31:31 EST ID:VPGeuiNf No.398613 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Except it has been proven that those vulnerabilities are only on 3 and above which is why when all the big name private trackers started banning uTorrent after the news came out they didn't ban 2.2.1 or below.

im not going to do the footwork because i dont really care
i would just like to know why you think not sharing the SAME vulnerabilities means its inherently more secure?
(it could be far more vulnerable just in different less talked about ways)
Crunch Buttsteak - Mon, 28 May 2018 13:37:01 EST ID:RNoOTJrn No.398614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The vulnerabilities didn't get put INTO the program until the update. It's true. In effect utorrent management has been compromised.
Brad Pitt - Mon, 28 May 2018 15:08:47 EST ID:VPGeuiNf No.398616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
those ones
you seem to be missing the point
Nathan Young - Tue, 29 May 2018 04:13:11 EST ID:0xhzEBxT No.398621 Ignore Report Quick Reply
uTorrent has been getting worse for a long time.
qBit is superior.
Leeloo - Tue, 29 May 2018 20:12:25 EST ID:GsNfFpfL No.398656 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why stop with uTorrent though? Why not run Windows 7 pre-SP1? It's the best version.
Sergio Leone - Wed, 30 May 2018 13:31:12 EST ID:MrL4smvt No.398693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Transmission qt is THE best
Theo Faron - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 23:08:40 EST ID:Ddb6Eg7z No.398810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wish the internet were freer
Edgar Wright - Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:48:23 EST ID:7mlgURSt No.399163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thar she blows!
Please make it safe to download again.......
Bobby Singer - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:22:29 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.399197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I always find it funny that they made 3 different versions of this film. Not sure what you mean about not safe to dl though.
Brian Williams - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:22:41 EST ID:7mlgURSt No.399212 Ignore Report Quick Reply
safe as in no one tracking you
Bobby Singer - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:34:56 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.399216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well then don't use public trackers.
Krusty the Clown - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:21:14 EST ID:H1jiz8QZ No.399249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
more movie torrents please. i want to internet like it's 2004
Debra Morgan - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:53:17 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.399253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What do you mean? There are 159,795 unique movies on PTP
Beetlejuice - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:58:57 EST ID:2Ftb3twF No.399317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sure it may have a lot of features. But I personally never ever used any extra features.
And using old software that doesn't get patched is just inviting exploiters.

And if what you say is true about millions of people using it... lol exploit wet dream.
Just takes one guy out there to put the effort in and when (not if) they find the exploit the reward is a million + user botnet?
Like some guy said, there's guaranteed other clients out there getting updates that have even more features than utorrent.
Eowyn - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:10:17 EST ID:gJsEtUaI No.399324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've only ever gotten notices for downloading porn.

In the past year I got a notice for downloading Now! That's What I Call Music like 49 or something. I didn't download that. And also the other week I got one for downloading HBO's Girls. Fuck Lena Dunham, I don't want your shitty show you dumb bitch.
Punt Speedchunk - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:20:56 EST ID:vx99qAYk No.399328 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why would you get notices for downloading porn?
Reef Blastbody - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 03:43:58 EST ID:LNNKPsOF No.399402 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because copyright trolls have more success with flat out extortion and threatening to out people for their embarrassing wank preferences.
Wendell T. Stamps - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:10:33 EST ID:8/Awryni No.399420 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That and porn companies don't care about threatening potential customers the same way that Disney does. Disney doesn't want to spend all that money trying to get you into the theater for the new capeshit blockbuster only for you to think about that time their lawyers threatened you to the tune of $150,000.
Jery Ryan - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:28:40 EST ID:KtV7aoml No.399423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
does anyone have an invite to makingoff.org? It's a brazilian private website with a bunch of great movie torrents including really obscure shit.
Romana - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:51:40 EST ID:MyecLZPZ No.399496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I have received many thousands (not an exaggeration) of automated copyright notices from Comcast over my last decade of constant torrenting and nothing has ever happened.
Jodene Sparks - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:46:42 EST ID:0xP31NFO No.399497 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Is it true DDLs are safer than torrents and that the ISP basically has to already be monitoring you to see you DL one? That sounds wrong, surely they have a record of the filename you download right?
I've downloaded a few games/films off mega, wondering what digital footprint I'm leaving.
Daenerys Targaryen - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:04 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.399498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Depends on where you are DDLing from. Look into DC hubs/DC++ and warez
Saruman - Sat, 30 Jun 2018 00:16:15 EST ID:0xP31NFO No.399778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm not that legit, I meant more like Openload or Suprafiles links from icefilms or other link aggregators? Any relevant authorities usually give a shit about those without a tip off?
Saskia Reeves - Sat, 30 Jun 2018 00:54:11 EST ID:AbGdlWj0 No.399783 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No one really gives a shit about anything as long as you aren't running a site. Even prolific uploaders don't have much to worry about.

While worse can happen, more than likely all that will happen is that you hit something that is being watched, they will contact your ISP, and the ISP sends you a generic letter; same as with torrents. I know people who have gotten hundreds of these and nothing come of it. Then again your ISP might decide to act depending on your ISP but its unlikely. Something actually bad coming from it is really unlikely.

Its really not that hard to get into private DDL sites whether that be through a website with links to the files like CNS or Direct Connect Hubs and getting started on private trackers is easy as well. You may be interested in Usenet based on what you said. While I mostly use private trackers I still keep a usenet unlimited and usenet block account. The fees really are minimal compared to what you are doing now. Its great for automation as well.

Its worth it in the long run because not only are you more secure you have access to a lot more stuff. Certainly anything new or newish/popular, a lot longer retention, and access to plenty of stuff you wont find on the sites you are using now even on easy to join places.
Grace Park - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 06:47:05 EST ID:0t65mJ0Y No.399867 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I remember when VPNs were necessary; mega-corps are ruining the internet.
Christoper Turk - Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:03:43 EST ID:B3VzPPU2 No.400015 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>mega-corps are ruining the internet.
Is there anything they don't ruin?
Londo Mollari - Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:09:48 EST ID:epZrrj7K No.400016 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can't wait til all of Europe is run through contentID to protect Disney. Can't imagine anything bad will come from that.
Edward Morgan Blake - Fri, 06 Jul 2018 10:36:41 EST ID:yV3ximT+ No.400042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's amazing how close they came.
Laurie Juspeczyk - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:21:58 EST ID:UIsh77DD No.400158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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No there isn't

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