hey guys welcome back so I created a
community post asking you what video did you want to see next and the majority of
you voted for torrents so you won't understand what are torrents how to
torrents work what the dangers of downloading through torrents can you
ISPs really see while you're downloading when you're using torrents and questions
like that so in this video today I'll be answering all of those questions and
also showing you a real-life letter or email that I received when I did
actually do a test down at offer torrent without using my VPN so with all of that
being said let's get about him ok so right from the top what are torrents
what is BitTorrent how does it all work so BitTorrent itself is a communication
protocol used for peer-to-peer file sharing it was invented back in a 2001
from a programmer called a Bram Cohan from the University of Buffalo very
smart guy so he invented this as a real efficient optimized way of sharing large
files so instead of having a single source server where everybody's trying
to get to that server everyone pull from a single server users or people that
want to download that file can join what's called a swarm and in that swarm
they could all download and upload at the same time so even if I've got 5% of
a file I can now share out 5% of that file so it just means that instead of
having a single source you now have multiple people all in that swarm all
uploading and downloading at the same time so it really takes out the kind of
central single point of failure from the equation because everybody can join in
even if you have limited bandwidth we can all contribute everyone is sharing
it just makes here so much more efficient and companies I mean big
companies like you know gaming companies you know most of the Linux distributions
they come down as torrents just because it's so much more efficient to have
people share out the file for you then you know the companies themselves are
standing up individual servers and telling people you know care to this
server and download the file because for that it'll cost have more money the
servers at the port will have to have lots of
and with it's just it's just not efficient so if you only have people
that want to download it then as a downloading they can also be sharing at
the same time so it just gives them more of a community kind of fuel when you're
getting these files now obviously I'm talking about downloading legitimate
files I'm not talking about downloading anything you know illegal or you know
copyright and that's where the bad sort of image that trans has got because a
lot of people do use it to download you know copyrighted content movies you know
games that kind of stuff but torrance themselves are not legal at all and
they're used by you know many companies and even more and more companies are now
searching to them just because of how efficient they are so let's demonstrate
this in real life so we have a person here who wants to download something he
goes to a public tracker he finds a torrent that he wants he keeps on
download and that downloads a torrent file onto his device you can't get
what's called a magnet link I saw before now for this demonstration let's say you
downloaded a file a torrent file which is understood by your BitTorrent client
and that file tells you how to join a tracker now in the tracker you'll have
other people who are a part of that swarm while sharing that fall or who are
all downloading that file at the same time now even if they haven't got 100%
of the file they can now start sharing that far with you and as you start
getting some of that file you can also start sharing a file out so this is with
the whole pair to piss off you know terminology in concert comes from so
you're downloading and you're also uploading and that's one of the big
issues where when you are downloading something that's you know copyright or
copyright infringing it's the fact that it's not the fact that you're just
downloading this illegal content you're also uploading here and that's where the
troubles off begins ok then so how are you tracked when you're downloading this
torrent is it really you is speed that does it is it somebody else well in
reality and in my experience your RSP is don't really care because this is not
their content so if you were to download a potentially copyright infringing let's
say movie for example you know what does your ISP care because it's not their
content now the people that do care are those copyright holders so they own the
copyrights to this movie for example and they will pay these companies or third
parties to basically stop people getting access to their copyrighted content and
the way they do that so as previously mentioned in my last video what the
tabata showed you you know so if I want to download this
potentially illegal movie I would join up you know a public tracker up download
a torrent file that'll tell my client where to go off and find the swarm of
other people sharing this file so if I can do it they can do is well so all
they need to do is basically just standard the same torrent into the
torrent client the torrent client will show you these are old IPS are currently
sharing out this file these are the IPS are currently downloading here they can
then find the owners of the IP address which is PS had this IP so if we use me
as an example they can say oh look at this IP address over here is done it in
this torrent this IP address belongs to this is P let's now contact the ISP and
say you got an IP address here downloading our copyrighted content tell
them to delete it immediately and that's exactly what happens but obviously it's
not a case of a manual guy sitting and you know looking IP addresses it's all
automated now so they literally have scripts or BOTS that go off and join
these Torrent swarms they can see all the IP addresses downloading them and via
automation they you know pull the IPS they find out the owners of those IP
addresses as in which is PS and those letters go out automatically so that
made it very slick and you know automated but that's how it works so do
the ISPs care so I think I kind of covered this in the previous slide so
it's not the ISPs themselves that really care if you're downloading you know this
copyrighted content it's the copyright owner so if it's
their media their movie their game they're the ones are concerned if
somebody else is actually illegally sharing that content so it's not your
ISPs it's the copyright holders so how to stay anonymous so you basically need
a method of hiding your IP address so if you do want to use torrents if you do
want to get force from torrents that may be potentially questionable if you do
want to do that then you need a method of hiding your IP address and most
simply the easiest way to do that is just use the VPNs
so if there was someone that was trying to track you know which IP Zorin
download you know their content because you're not using your real IP it won't
make a difference for you because the IP address that they'll see in their logs
won't belong to you so nobody can know there's actually you that was done in
that horan so I personally use ipvanish when I want to do anything online or
download something just keep myself sore anonymous and safe
online if you want to use the same VPN as me I'll leave a link in the
description if you don't want to use the VPN there are other methods out there
like for example you could also use what's called a seed box so seed box is
something that you basically pay for and the seed box does the downloading for
you then you yourself just access that content once has already been downloaded
so if somebody was to see if somebody was going to that swarm and see which
IPS are downloading this content they'll only see the IP of the seed box not your
ISP so you yourself are kept safe because it's the seed box that's
actually doing the downloading for you and once the seed box has the complete
file you can then just standard that directly so that's also another method
if you don't want to use a VPN but you just want to stay anonymous ok so I
think this is the one that everybody's been waiting for so why she does happen
if you were to download something that is copy right now let me just say it one
more time in a sense like you know you can't download copyrighted content but
if nobody cares I eat the copyright holder doesn't care then it's not gonna
make a difference for you you don't wanna get elector nobody's gonna knock
on your door the police are not gonna arrest you nothing like that however if
you are a copyright holder and you want to make sure that you know your
copyrighted you know movie or something else is not being illegally shared then
100 percent you would you know join these torrent networks you would get a
list of all the IP addresses and you would be sending letters via the ISP to
tell that person they need to remove or stop sharing that copyrighted content
and that's exactly what happened to me so for a test I did download a movie it
was actually the Kong movie and at that time I wasn't running a VPN and
basically I downloaded it and then within a couple of days I received this
email from my ISP and let me bring it up and this is what it looks like so you
get an email from your ISP which says you know mine's from the abuse
department telling me that there's potential copyright infringement
notification it says to me that they received a takedown notice from an
organization which believes that they're the rights holder which is the copyright
holder for this content this was the content here they have alleged that
hosts on your network is being used for the distribution download or up
load of the material without authorization because obviously so they
are the copyright holder and somebody is you know illegally downloading or
uploading this file they are verified that they owned this
copyright we just look further down here we can see it's actually Warner Bros
entertainment so it's their movie they own the copyright they don't nobody
downloading it or sharing it and this is why they've now sent out this letter
telling me I need to delete this content so it was just a test just to show you
that if you were to download something you know that copyright owner does care
about you can get these kind of letters and and here we can just see because
they had my IP address it was very easy for them to find that was me that I was
downloading it because I wasn't using a VPN I was using my normal IP all there
to do was just join that swarm find all the IP addresses that were downloading
it and just contact the ISP so so obviously if I was using a VPN they
would have been able to see my real IP though hey we can you see that it was
the BitTorrent protocol that was being used this is the port that my client was
using at the time and they were can just see what the title was and what the
movie was and how big it was so it just shows you like you know if you do want
to go down this road and download you know potentially copyrighted material
it's very easy for them to find it if you do use your normal IP well you
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