Discussion Nintendo is using ISP's to catch pirates

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Dominator211, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. 6adget

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    Like everyone is saying, get a VPN. I highly recommend a paid VPN. I pay something like $40 a year for PIA. doesn't matter what server i connect to, in what country, It's very fast, and they also provide server side ad blocking.

    The way they catch you downloading a torrent is like this. a company like Nintendo hires a company that provides a service protecting their content. said company will find torrents with their content. they will download it and then allow themselves to become part of the upload pool. when you go to download that content via a torrent you complete a so called handshake with the uploaders. during this handshake you exchange information needed to complete the P2P connection. among this information is each others IP address. they will lay low for a week or two then they will send out notices to the ISPs of each IP who downloaded the torrent. The ISPs have to at least show that they sent you a letter in case the content provider tries to take them to court saying that they allow their customers to pirate software.

    The way a VPN works is that when you send information to a website your pc first encrypts the info and then sends it to the VPN server. that server then dencrypt it and sends it to the website server. then that website sends the info to the VPN server, who then encrypts it, and sends it to your pc. then your pc decrypts it. so whether its someone streaming a torrent to you, or a website, the only IP they ever see is the IP of the VPN. that's why its important to use a VPN that doesn't keep logs. That almost always means getting a paid VPN.
     
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  2. the_randomizer

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    But make sure it's not crap, i.e. has little effect on speed.
     
  3. aerios169

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    Well google drive is a option or mega
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Drive has a 15 GB limit, Mega is 1 TB I think?
     
  5. aerios169

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    Yeah but a lot of games are on drive, so better than use torrent. Nity is so agresive, I miss the old times when nity doesn’t care about gameplays on YouTube or close pages or rom. Truly or not the pirates made great nity because you could play their games and also you buy them when you had money.
     
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    Torrent files are just too risky IMO, direct downloads are much safer, never had a single ISP related issue.
     
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    I wasn't aware that this was a new thing
     
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  9. EmulateLife

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    That's for storage, not for downloading. Unless you're the one uploading a bunch of games you don't need the storage. But there is a 5 gb per 6 hour limit on Mega downloading if you don't buy premium. That's why I prefer Google Drive or 1fichier downloads by using Jdownloader.
     
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  10. MythicalData

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    express vpn is pretty solid and has a killswitch and that snake site has an aio romset
     
  11. the_randomizer

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    Not familiar with that snake rom site, I'll check out VPNs
     
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  13. JeepX87

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    Exactly, that why I use direct download too.

    I haven't use torrent since last time was in July 2017 when I went back to cable after used DSL for 12 years, I downloaded Kong Skull Island with encryption enabled, so I got email from ISP about copyright notice.

    Windstream is only one company that don't care about copyright issues, but Charter, it is big deal.
     
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    if you google nointro you'll find it :) (the set not the snake site)
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    Too big, I don't like a majority of games included in those ROM sets
     
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    My go-to is Mullvad. Highly rated by privacy sites and you can even pay anonymously. Can at least confirm speeds are great. Only downside is the lack of an Android app, although the site has simple instructions for using their connection through an open source app called OpenVPN.
     
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  18. brickmii82

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    I can second PIA for a VPN choice. Had great service and experience with them for almost 2 years.
     
  19. linuxares

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    The moment people that recommend file storage devices realize they log everything and can be forced to hand the data over... just saying.
     
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    Nintendo works for my dad
    In other news: Water is wet and the sky is dark at night [citation needed] because the Sun is on the other side of the Earth. [citation needed]
     
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  22. subcon959

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    Yeah, I remember there was some stuff back in the edonkey days. It's a concern if this is a common thing in the States though as we could inevitably follow the same path.
     
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