Torrenting and the law

Is Torrenting Legal?

A torrent behind bars

One of the most frequently asked questions about this subject is whether it’s legal to download torrents. Unfortunately, most people associate torrenting with sharing copyrighted property without its creators’ permission.…

Online Piracy vs the Entertainment Industry

A flag representing online piracy

If you live in a country with stringent copyright laws, chances are that you’ve seen advertisements harping on the dangers and “immorality” of torrenting movies, TV, music, and games. One…

Torrenting in Germany: Is it Safe?

The legal side of torrenting in Germany

Germany has gained notoriety for its strict stance on torrenting. Users face large fines and potential jail time for sharing pirated content. The tough laws have worked. Fewer than 2%…

Torrenting in Canada

Sharing torrents in Canada

Torrenting is incredibly popular in Canada. In fact, back in 2004, the country had the highest percentage of torrent users for its population. While this popularity has decreased, many Canadians…

Torrenting in the UK

Downloading torrents in the UK

Millions of people in the United Kingdom download files through torrent software such as qBitTorrent. Some analysts estimate that up to 98% of this P2P file sharing involves pirated content. The…

Torrenting In The USA

Downloading torrents in the USA

Can you safely visit file-sharing sites and download torrents in the United States? Before you install a BitTorrent client and start sharing files, you should explore the legal issues associated…

Risks of Torrenting Without a VPN

Risks of torrenting without a VPN

Though virtually any experienced P2P user would tell you that ensuring anonymity while torrenting is paramount, some choose to not use such technology. A VPN is considered essential when using…

What is a DMCA Notice?

DMCA notice explained

The DMCA is the United States copyright law that was implemented to protect copyrighted material from being downloaded, uploaded or streamed illegally. It was passed in 1998 to counteract waves…