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Topic # 81560 14-Apr-2011 11:05
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As things have just changed in NZ, I wanted to find out about seedbox's and VPN..

What is the best option... anyone using anything good?  How does a seedbox actually work?

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  Reply # 458627 14-Apr-2011 11:31
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  Reply # 458629 14-Apr-2011 11:34
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  Reply # 458634 14-Apr-2011 11:43
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The fact that people are willing to pay for services like seedboxes and vpn's in order to access content  just shows the real motivation for using p2p/torrents is CONVENIENCE and that content providers are not meeting the market demand.

While it's a real grey area I would go with a US based VPN to access and a Hulu or NetFlix etc subscription rather than a seedbox.

Some options are:

PureVPN
BlackVPN
WiTopia

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  Reply # 458641 14-Apr-2011 11:49
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Alongside the Torrent client I use, I run "Peer Guardian 2"

Into Peer Guardian, I load the country list of IP addresses in NZ and the same for Australia.

All TCP/UDP connections are dropped, I don't share anything locally, with anyone in Australia/New Zealand.

There's a huge amount of legitimate uses of Peer Guardian, and this is just one of them.

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  Reply # 458646 14-Apr-2011 11:59
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digitaldivide: Alongside the Torrent client I use, I run "Peer Guardian 2"

Into Peer Guardian, I load the country list of IP addresses in NZ and the same for Australia.

All TCP/UDP connections are dropped, I don't share anything locally, with anyone in Australia/New Zealand.

There's a huge amount of legitimate uses of Peer Guardian, and this is just one of them.



Even for legitimate use I don't think Peer Guardian would be that good?  Since they could just change their IPs at any time?

If I want to transfer confidential documents regarding pay or otherwise, I'd only use VPN or SSH 




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  Reply # 458648 14-Apr-2011 12:05
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FTW!




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  Reply # 458669 14-Apr-2011 12:37
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Ragnor: The fact that people are willing to pay for services like seedboxes and vpn's in order to access content  just shows the real motivation for using p2p/torrents is CONVENIENCE and that content providers are not meeting the market demand.

While it's a real grey area I would go with a US based VPN to access and a Hulu or NetFlix etc subscription rather than a seedbox.

Some options are:

PureVPN
BlackVPN
WiTopia


Yeah, that makes me laugh.

If I (hypothetically) download an HD movie, it cost me on average $11.20 in bandwidth/connection costs, none of which the movie companies see...

What about a tv show? 1GB HD show for $1.60 anyone?


Thats why I think companies like Hulu and Netflix would make a killing here if they found out a way to zero-rate their traffic (nz local), and just provide a per month subscription.

Obviously people are willing to spend the money.
 

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  Reply # 458671 14-Apr-2011 12:44
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Of course these are for all your legal downloads right ?




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  Reply # 458679 14-Apr-2011 12:53
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maverick: Of course these are for all your legal downloads right ?


I don't download illegal content etc.

Just comparing the cost of someone potentially downloading a 7GB HD movie on NZ's current internet pricing structure. 

But if I did... then the copyright holders are losing money simply because they don't employ anyone smart enough within their company to figure out a new modern business strategy?
 

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  Reply # 458698 14-Apr-2011 13:08
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I know a lot of people on here that are doing this.  I also know they are smart enough to not incriminate themselves by documenting what they do.




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  Reply # 458710 14-Apr-2011 13:20
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nate: I also know they are smart enough to not incriminate themselves by documenting what they do.


You would think so. I have noticed a few posts where a flag on top of parliament would be less noticeable though. 

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  Reply # 458733 14-Apr-2011 13:52
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I wonder how can ISP monitor this, also will the ISP's be driven to implement it. I mean ISP earn $$$ on data charges.


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  Reply # 458774 14-Apr-2011 15:28
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Im not knowingly downloading anything illegal, which would be stupid.

The files that most people are downloading are just copyright infinging copies of works. There is nothing illegal about the files that you find on most of the bittorrent sites. The act of downloading them is a violation of the rightsholders copyright, but if your PC was searched and there was stuff like CSI and House on it, there is no grounds to arrest you as those files arent illegal. If there was objectionable etc stuff, then you have a problem.




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  Reply # 458777 14-Apr-2011 15:36
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richms: Im not knowingly downloading anything illegal, which would be stupid.

The files that most people are downloading are just copyright infinging copies of works. There is nothing illegal about the files that you find on most of the bittorrent sites. The act of downloading them is a violation of the rightsholders copyright, but if your PC was searched and there was stuff like CSI and House on it, there is no grounds to arrest you as those files arent illegal. If there was objectionable etc stuff, then you have a problem.


But you are in possession of material which has been illegally obtained.

That in it self is illegal.

I don't follow your reasoning? But I'm sure a lot of people would be happy if you were right. 

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  Reply # 458788 14-Apr-2011 15:58
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I've never understood how a copy of a public broadcast TV show is infringing copyright? No one is selling it to me. Surely its the same as borrowing a recorded show of a friend down the road - or is that illegal to?

Slightly off topic I know.




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