"Study: Majority Of File-Sharers Are Heavily*Monitored"

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    http://www.google.com/gwt/x?u=http:...ly-monitored&ei=0HROUKrpD8LVmgfctoCQAQ&wsc=vb

    LONDON (CBSDC)-*A recent study found that those who participate in illegal file-sharing are not flying under the radar, but rather are closely monitored within hours of engaging in suspect activity.

    The study, conducted at Birmingham University in the United Kingdom, used software created by computer scientists that emulated the file-sharing program BitTorrent and logged all interactions and connections made to it, the Korea IT Times reported.

    Over the course of the three-year study, researchers reportedly saw monitoring firms tracking activity within three hours of a given download.

    According to the tech website, those conducting the study were “surprised†at the diligent way in which such activity was monitored, and noted in their findings that there was no difference between frequent users and occasional downloaders.

    “You don’t have to be a mass downloader. Someone who downloads a single movie will be logged as well,†research leader Dr. Tom Chothia was quoted as saying. “If the content was in the top 100 it was monitored within hours – someone will notice and it will be recorded.â€

    One distinction was allegedly made by monitoring firms, however – less popular content was not checked on nearly as frequently as more prominent or desirable items.

    At least 10 different monitoring establishments reportedly logged downloaded content, the Korea IT Times learned.

    The purpose of overseeing such activity was not immediately apparent to researchers, however.

    “Many firms are simply sitting on the data,†Chothia noted. “Such monitoring is easy to do and the data is out there so they think they may as well collect it as it may be valuable infuture.â€
     
  2. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    If you download anything with your own IP you deserve to be caught.
     
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    ermmm EVERYTHING you do on the internet is monitored period
     
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    heavily
     
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    imissalison f**k Mutt

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    How do u do it with another IP address?
     
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    You can download with a proxy but then won't the download be slow as shit?
     
  7. DogStar69

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    This, I have seen some anonymous proxies that you can load into a torrent, but I don't even know if they work at keeping you hidden.
     
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    cost money but easily worth it btguard.com
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    I dont even type "FSing"...
     
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    No it's not.
    It's run by a Chinese dude.
     
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    What will they do with the data? Not like they can sue the 90% of internet users who download movies, right?
     
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    who himself is a double agent playing both sides - The Chinese government and the FBI
     
  15. newcastlefan

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    log all they want; if your ip address changes constantly does it really matter if they record it?
     
  16. BrerJimmy

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    I've been shot by some Chinese gangsters!
     
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    Just stay away from torrents. Or just use Tor with it.
     
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    and in their home country maintaining ip logs is illegal.
     
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    er uhm, and the tin foil keeps the govt from reading your thoughts.
     
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    did they take one of your kidneys?