posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 07:08 AM
Oh, just thought I'd contribute to the original topic...
A firewall will not mask your IP address no, you need to connect to the Internet through a proxy server or something simular - But we have gone over
this so many times on BTS - And no, proxy servers are still not 100% anonymous - some may be, for a very high feee - where they don't keep logs.
But for downloading MP3s, you don't need to worry that much, lol.
A lot of ISPs (Mine does) also mask your IP address automatically anyway.
I didn't think downloading MP3s was truly illegal anyway?
I know there have been a lot of hoo ha about Peer 2 Peer networks like KaZaA and Napster, but I though they decided it's still legal?
A lot of bands actually encourage people to share ther music on the Internet, as it's spreads the word around about them.
I don't download a lot of MP3s anyway, only the odd few, and their usually from the bands website anyway - so that has to be legal, lol.