TorGuard VPN has decided to ban torrent websites when using their service after reaching a lawsuit settlement.
VPNs or Virtual Private Networks have become known as one of the best methods to protect your privacy online.
This software is best known for its ability to encrypt your online connection and make you completely anonymous.
Using a VPN is also a great way to unblock websites and apps to access restricted content and more.
One VPN Company, however, is doing the opposite after a recent settlement agreement with some high-profile movie companies.
Multiple movie companies recently filed a lawsuit against TorGuard VPN, claiming the outfit encourages pirate content.
The original complaint stated the following:
TorGuard knows and encourages its end users to use its VPN service to access The Pirate Bay and pirate content.
When TorGuard’s end users have trouble accessing Pirate Bay, TorGuard’s official moderators give them advice on how to fix their settings so that the end users can freely pirate content.
TorGuard initially asked the court to dismiss the charges, however, the two parties have since reached an agreement settling the dispute.
While the complete details of the settlement are unclear, one thing is certain.
TorGuard has agreed to block all BitTorrent traffic for customers connected to a server in the United States.
The VPN Provider released a statement on its official website explaining this decision and more:
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a VPN Company agree to torrent site blocking.
VPN.ht faced a similar situation last year in which they also elected to block torrent sites as well as log data for IP Addresses connected to a US Server.
TROYPOINT always recommends using a VPN with a zero log retention policy to protect your privacy.
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