Depending on each country’s laws and how they are enforced, getting caught violating copyrights might result in fines. Find out where downloading is risky and what to do about it.
The top court in the United Kingdom has mandated leading ISPs in the country to block popular torrent sites including The Pirate Bay, Torrentz and Kickass Torrents. ISPs are also to identify users that are suspected of using torrents to download copyright materials.
The Netherlands had pretty lax laws when it comes to torrenting, but that can change with a change in government. It would be smart to get into the habit of covering your tracks now if you’re an avid torrenter.
When using any torrent site, use a VPN. A virtual private network stops internet providers from spying on you and blocking your access to torrents and downloads.
Torrenting is a highly popular means of sharing files, and it’s this popularity that maintains the strong service which it has become. By using peer-to-peer technology, it doesn’t operate on single-source downloading, instead, the files are pulled from dozens of locations. So as torrenting communities continue to upload and download content, connections improve, and more content becomes available.
Despite popular belief, torrenting in Germany is not illegal. However, the practice of downloading or torrenting banned and copyrighted material is. This comes as no surprise, considering that copyrighting is an issue throughout the world. Nevertheless, in the past few years, there has been a significant increase in fines in Germany and users are trying to find a way out of this situation.