Would I be safe downloading this torrent without a vpn?
#1
Honestly, I thought I posted this question last night but I must not have hit the send button or something.

Anywho...
I want to download an old french movie torrent that has only 3 seeds.  Do you think it would be safe to try downloading it without a VPN?

Here's the torrent : https://thepiratebay.org/description.php?id=18210144
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#2
Old movies nobody gives a fuck. The proffesional blackmailers monitor the new releases. Downloading old obscure stuff is safer than crossing the street by foot
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#3
(Dec 27, 2023, 14:49 pm)dickhead Wrote: Old movies nobody gives a fuck. The proffesional blackmailers monitor the new releases. Downloading old obscure stuff is safer than crossing the street by foot

Funny you should say that.  I was almost arrested for doing just that.

That kind of answered my question... I'm using a VPN
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#4
Were you confronted by the cops?

Just by downloading old movies? Hard to believe, but insane world out there.
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#5
I think it's safe Smile
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#6
(Dec 27, 2023, 13:03 pm)Ladyanne3 Wrote: Honestly, I thought I posted this question last night but I must not have hit the send button or something.

Anywho...
I want to download an old french movie torrent that has only 3 seeds.  Do you think it would be safe to try downloading it without a VPN?

Here's the torrent : https://thepiratebay.org/description.php?id=18210144

Regardless of answers, I would use a trustworthy VPN provider over my ISP.
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#7
I agree with apparent consensus with here;  it is likely safe enough.  In the 16+ years I have been doing this,  I only got DMCA'd once, shortly after I got started and before I figured out the best settings on my clients.  I was notified by phone, believe it or not.  And yes, it was concerning a major hot release that had just come out on DVD at the time.  I totally denied it, which satisfied my ISP.

I have never used a VPN.  But then, I pretty much never try to get major film releases right after they come out.  Also, my ISP is apparently is not bound hand-and-foot to the mega-media conglomerates.  They only do the bare minimum required under the DMCA.
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#8
I've always found that libraries always help when you are scared of downloading movies online. My local library keeps a recent selection of DVDs and Blu Rays such that I can check them out and rip them onto my hard drive. The quality suffers, but at least I am getting something for nothing.

The bonus preference of getting library materials over downloading is that I also get the extras.

Of course, if you don't have access to a library that has Hollywood movies at your disposal, you can try streaming sites. Ask here if you want to hear about some.

EDIT: By the way, if you're wondering what I mean by "streaming sites," I don't mean Netflix or Hulu or any paid content. I am a cheapskate, I'm a pirate, why would I recommend that? I have relied on sites that offer free streaming, and illegal!!!

Try this: https://123-series.com/
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#9
I'd say if you have a VPN, that would be the way to go. BUT, I've accidentally left it off a few times and only got the DMCA letter once... I think they only really care if they know you D/L to make and sell copies...
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#10
LZA, how many movies have you downloaded with your VPN?
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