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BitTorrent is a point-to-point file-sharing protocol, to work both points (which are seeds and peers) has to know the ips of each other. The TRACKER also stores basically EVERYONE'S ip and hands up to 50 ips out at a time to anyone who comes along. Companies dedicated to monitoring our internet use run BitTorrent-like programs that act like regular peers and seeds...and they harvest that list of ips -- then email your ISP if your ip is spotted.

There is no effective means of hiding your ip. A secure proxy server would sort-of work, but then you've probably registered your name and location with them...so when THEY get a Cease-and-Desist letter from one of the BitTorrent monitoring companies, they have practically all your private info to mail back to them...if required to by law!

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