Ok where I come from, torrenting movies is perfectly fine and nobody bats an eye basically. But what concerns me is the letter I got from TV licensing a month into staying at UCL accommodation saying I was under investigation blah blah blah...pay for iPlayer blah blah, to stop investigation, call us and inform you do not need a subscription, which I did. So all that being done and said, I decided maybe it was safer to use a VPN? But the entire point of using torrents is to NOT PAY. Free VPNs either have a download cap, or don't support p2p. I know the fair thing is to pay but most things I torrent I would never buy and probably not re-watch. Furthermore I realise torrents aren't blocked on UCL's eduroam whilst they are for many universities. My question being, as you probably have predicted at this point, is it safe and sane to just (nakedly) download torrents using my password and username on eduroam? Will it actually get me into trouble and has anybody been in trouble for this before? I don't download TONS of things either so I don't think it would pose such a serious problem other than copyright issues of course. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks xx.
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