Hello,

reading about the topic I personally wondered about how people can use VPNs like ProtonVPN for torrenting which isn’t legal in some countries, without ProtonVPN and other providers getting in trouble.

Of course they don’t log and don’t have data about which user is accessing what so they can’t hand out data. But why don’t law enforcements force them to block specific traffic and thus hindering people from using it for pricacy?

  • Yuumi
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    293 months ago

    I’m not very well educated in this topic, so I hope someone can correct me if I’m wrong here.

    Torrenting as a whole, is not illegal. Look at Linux distributions for example, they offer direct downloads and torrents. What is illegal is distributing copyrighted files.

    • @pumpkinseedoil@feddit.de
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      83 months ago

      And torrents start seeding automatically so it’s only legal as long as you torrent files that aren’t copyrighted, right?

      • @hips_and_nips@lemmy.world
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        53 months ago

        And torrents start seeding automatically

        Not necessarily, that should be configurable from within the torrent client.

      • @TheGalacticVoid@lemm.ee
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        33 months ago

        Even if you didn’t seed, if it’s copyrighted content, many places make it illegal to download it as well