Lets say I use a US based VPN. That VPN has laws that protect them from unlawful hacking. A VPN based in Panama does not have this. In the US they have to get a subpoena, at which point the VPN company says, "We don't keep logs, you are SOL." PIA has been told to give what they have multiple times. Guess what? They had nothing.And this is why
A) if you are really worried, you dont just use 1 VPN, and
B) you dont use a VPN based in a Five Eyes country. PIA was originally owned by a london media company and was later bought by Kape Technology, another london based company. England is one of the Five Eyes. That also reminds me
C) dont use a VPN from western europe either, or from a publicly traded company.
D) dont use a VPN from a fourteen eyes country either.
Sweden is in Fourteen eyes. Switzerland is not, but wiki tells they have “focused cooperation” with Five Eyes..Switzerland, Sweden - especially the Swiss. Both tend to tell foreign prosecutors to go pound sand when they get any kind of legal motion for private information.
Well, a decade may be too short, but certainly the present situation of up to 120 years is outrageously overstretched. Blame Sonny Bono and Disney for that one. Before the Sonny Bono Act, the law was more reasonable.How about make movie access reasonable and convenient? The copyright term length should be no more than a decade or two.
Sweden are you effing kidding, They are scum and bend over for Hollywood and USA all the time. It's also why they went after Assange years after he was already cleared of the rape allegations. Do not not trust Sweden!
Shouldn't be a problem for 99.99% of pirates out there. The CIA isn't going to hunt you down because you 'stole' a movie. If they have another reason to hunt you down, then yeah, they'll use those connections - but if you've ended up on the CIA's radar, you aren't using a consumer VPN to begin with.Sweden is in Fourteen eyes. Switzerland is not, but wiki tells they have “focused cooperation” with Five Eyes..
That might work as a legal defense for the first file you download. After you pull down a few dozen Hollywood blockbuster movies, though, it'll be difficult to convince a federal judge you had no idea that material was copyrighted.When it comes to "legality" of the given file -- it's not possible for a normal consumer to even guess from just the file name beforehand...
The mere allegation that a specific IP address was used to download copyrighted material is sufficient to gain a subpoena in most cases. Your only practical hope to prevent this is to file an immediate motion to quash, and for most individuals involved in such a suit, that alone is going to be more expensive than simply settling. And, of course, the chances of that motion succeeding without a hard argument in its favor are slim.Your VPN, bank and/or ISP cannot release your details without a subpeona and that has a high requirement to get signed.
Good old Switzerland - nothing is too much trouble when it comes to making money and being morally bankrupt.Sweden are you effing kidding, They are scum and bend over for Hollywood and USA all the time. It's also why they went after Assange years after he was already cleared of the rape allegations. Do not not trust Sweden!