Whether you are online looking for entertainment options or doing some serious research for a
paper or a write-up, torrenting is an easy way to get the content you need. But torrenting does
come with its associated risks. A VPN can help you get around them and would even bump your
download speed. If you reside in Canada, the key to this equation is a VPN that has a server in
Canada so your traffic travels in the shortest distance for the highest speeds.
What is Torrenting?
Torrent is a secure, reliable and fast protocol that allows internet users to download audio and
video files and also share data. You can safely download files such as:
● Television series
● Essays and publications
● Shows and productions
Torrenting works best when you have access to a Virtual Private Network (VPN). It has become one of the most popular practices the world over and Canadians have also taken it up enthusiastically.
Being one of the countries with the fastest internet speeds in the world, Canada is perfect for streaming online content, downloading and uploading every kind of file in just about any format. However, there are some legal issues that may make Torrenting quite risky.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a Necessity
Torrenters should be aware that it is very risky to download content without a VPN. There are always copyright trolls lurking around looking to start trouble. Furthermore, ISPs are always on the lookout for torrent users. You are well advised to subscribe to a VPN and always use it when torrenting.
Why is this so necessary? One good reason is that a VPN ensures that your identity is hidden and remains so during your online forays. In this regard, no one will be able to read the contents of your traffic by encrypting them. Another is that your identity is hidden while you are torrenting.
How Does Torrenting Get You Into Trouble?
Copyrighted content is protected in many parts of the world but copyright laws are especially tight in Canada. While torrenting, it is possible to download or upload copyrighted content and this can land you into a ton of trouble. You must, therefore, be careful about gaining access to copyrighted content without permission.
While torrenting is not necessarily illegal, many countries have stringent laws regarding copyrighted material. These laws also cover the intelligent property. In Canada, there is the Copyright Modernization Act that makes sure these laws are adhered to.
In order to torrent in peace while in Canada, the best decision you can make is to subscribe to a VPN that will hide your IP address and ensure that your presence online is anonymous.
Consequently, the government or your ISP will not be able to spy on your internet activities. They take your IP address and hide it from any third parties out there looking to use it to track you. The Canadian government will have a hard time knowing you are torrenting because you will become almost invisible on your online ventures.
Additional Benefits of VPN
Apart from ensuring that your online presence is untraceable, VPN also helps with:
● Accessing or unblocking restricted content around the web regardless of your location.
● Protect your IP address thereby giving you added protection when sharing content on
the internet with strangers.
There are a number of VPN providers in the country that you can subscribe to in order to carry out your internet activities without the fear of being spied on.
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