It's not Verizon, it's the trackers that sniff your IP. Basically what happens is this...
You download a torrent
While downloading the torrent you upload some of that torrent to other users
A tracker logs your IP
That tracker/sniffer finds out what your ISP is through your IP
They contact your ISP and say "Hey, this SoB is downloading illegal shit through your service, please have them stop or we will pressure you harder."
Your ISP sends you an email or letter usually about 3 times to tel you to stop
In all honesty the ISP doesn't care what you download, you're paying for their service, it's the fact that they are getting pressured from companies trying to protect the copyright laws.
some of this is true. BUT, some people are actually suing people who download torrents. They are getting people's information and then suiting them in large numbers.
My GF has had her internet shut off twice by her ISP (Century Link) because they got pressured, they told her if they get another complaint they will drop her service permanently, now she won't DL anything anymore. My provider (Cable One) doesn't give a shit though. Probably just depends on your provider.
Lol everytime.i'm over at my friends house i download torrents through her wifi, she has century link as well. Although she's never received a complaint from them. We're in AZ too.
for those of you using usenet and for those of us ignorant to usenet, tell us a little more.
like one would where would one interested in such a thing go to register? how much does it cost? what type of things will be able to find there? would i be able to find british comedy shows on there? how does it work in general? do i have to wait on seeders to download stuff?
why is that your biggest concern? they can get your info from other sources.
Read up on how usenet works, they cannot see what I'm downloading, for all they know I'm a video editor and need to download 10-20gb files. If you cannot prove I'm downloading movies, you cannot pull my service.
They can't get my info from any sources, I'm on a VPN with SSL, good luck.
Copyright rulings like this are a great example of how big business uses the government to keep itself fat and rich. If music/movies wasn't able to be copyrighted, these movie and record studios would be seeing much skinnier checks by now, if not being altogether rendered obsolete in the new world of file sharing. But nope, go to the government, have them expand copyright legislation... and now you can sue your competitors, arrest their consumers, and hold back an entire industry from evolving and improving with modern technology. Sad.