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Why a VPN is Compulsory for Torrent Users !

Why a VPN is Compulsory for Torrent Users !

The boundaries of VPN use cases are continuously expanding. Today, VPNs are heavily used by fans of torrent trackers. A hidden IP address enables the user to avoid ISP tracking and keep scammers at bay.

Is uTorrent safe?
uTorrent is the official torrent client from the creators of the BitTorrent protocol. It is proprietary—not open source—software maintained by a legal US company. Like BitTorrent, the software itself is legal, although it can be used for piracy. The official uTorrent is free of malware and can be used safely and privately in combination with a VPN. It does not, however, prevent users from downloading malicious files that can infect their device.

Torrenters use a unique technology available to all ages and social statuses. P2P file-sharing offers a fast and convenient method to obtain books, movies, music, or software. Torrents also help people find content or products that were released many years ago and are no longer available in either a digital or an ordinary store.

BitTorrent technology is not illegal. Many people use torrent sites as a completely legal method of distributing their own original content, which they have every right to do. At the same time, in many countries, it is illegal to download and distribute copyrighted material, a practice known as piracy.

In my opinion, the biggest misconception regarding piracy is that it supposedly reduces the income of content producers. Piracy brings a lot of benefits to the creator of the digital content/products. Thanks to pirated content, a larger number of people will talk about the content, whether it is a game, a movie, or a TV show.

People who use pirated content usually do not have enough money to buy it. People who can pay for the product will buy it anyway. That “hype” raised by a wider audience will attract even more people, and incomes will grow.

I do not advocate piracy; I use only licensed software, but let me share with you an interesting case. My friend’s MS Office 365 got deactivated. He failed to update his bank card and pay in time. Every time my friend opens his Word application, he sees a reactivation alert message. Microsoft does not block my friend from using Office 365, although he is not paying for it.

Microsoft could easily find ways to block Word and prevent my friend from using it, but for some reason, they do not do it. Why? Maybe they are not interested in letting people go and switching to a competing product, for example, OpenOffice. Perhaps they still earn enough profit from people who do not pay by collecting their data. Again, these are my own speculations.

Becoming a part of our everyday life, albeit some legal issues, torrents do not cease to be fraught with several not quite obvious dangers. The most common tip that can be found on many websites is getting and enabling a VPN if you use torrents. The benefits of this are obvious: virtual private networks provide digital anonymity. Some VPN solutions may even be specifically designed for use by lovers of trackers.

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