Will Tor keep me safe with the new Aus "three strike" Law?


7 months ago
Recently in Australia they passed a three strikes law, which basically means that if you download a tv show etc, you get 3 warnings via email and then you're in trouble. I don't know if streaming counts but I assume that it would.
This page explains it in more detail http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/02/how-australian-internet-providers-will-start-busting-users-for-piracy/
I mostly just want to watch anime, so I tried joining Crunchy Roll... turns out they only have subs, which can be good but I generally prefer not to have to read what I'm watching :P FUNimation videos aren't available in my country for some reason, so thats a no go.
So I'm wondering, will Tor keep me safe from my ISP in this situation?
Thanks :)

6 months ago
Yes, Tor will keep you safe, but this is an overkill for your situation, and also I doubt the speed will be enough for comfortable streaming. Consider using any VPN service, there are many of them.

Even basic https-connection should be enough: your ISP will see you connecting to your anime server and downloading *something*, but it will never track filenames or titles or any data. So basically there's no way to determine what *exactly* you were watching (maybe it was legal?).

6 months ago
Yes, Tor will keep you safe, but this is an overkill for your situation, and also I doubt the speed will be enough for comfortable streaming. Consider using any VPN service, there are many of them.

If the server supports https, even that will be enough. Your ISP will see you connecting to your anime server and downloading *something*, but it will never track filenames or titles or any contents. So basically there's no way to determine what exactly you were watching (maybe it was legal?).

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