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Old 20-12-2018, 08:38 PM   #2426
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Is it necessary to use a VPN to download torrents? Heard something about Dallas buyers club but nothing seem to come out of the case?
Not necessary, but advised to. I'm sure you don't want to get a knock on your door for copyright violations. A VPN has a lot of use cases and most of them offer really cheap subscription plans ATM.

After the last dallas buyers club case, the high court decided that a IP address is insufficient evidence to pinpoint the user who pirates

The AGC and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos) said they highlighted to the court that SSLC did not submit "sufficient evidence" to show a link between the IP addresses and alleged illegal downloaders. It was on such grounds that the case was dismissed.

Only the lawyers in the dallas buyers club case face punishment for their conduct

Considering that an IP address is the only way as far as I know that the copyright holder can identify a downloader, I think most pirates are safe.
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