agchris02 wrote:Yes, this works, see the above post
1)MASKING YOUR IP ADDRESS IS A FELONY
Is is NOT a FELONY ................. YET
There is a bill in Congress (though not actually made public yet) that WILL make masking your IP address a felony crime, as part of a new international copyright agreeement due to be finalised and sent to the WTO members for ratification.
While masking your IP address WILL be a felony, there is NO law on the books right now, that makes it a crime. The laws that would make using "privacy tools" a felony offence in America will likely not come before Congress until after the 111th Congress takes over next year. The ACTA treaty is to be finalised and sent to the WTO members for ratigification, but with only 2 1/2 months, before Congress goes into recess for the political conventions and elections, laws to implement the treaty will likely not be passed until next year.
I live in Australia, and I mask my IP address all the time to listen to the Pandora music service (Pandora blocks non-U.S. users), and I can ASSURE you that I am committing NO crime under either CURRENT Australian or American laws, by masking my IP address to get Pandora, while I am home in Australia, or Clear Channel stations, which also block non-U.S. users from their streams. While Australia and America WILL make this a felony crime, within the next couple of years, it is NOT a felony crime as THIS particular time in EITHER country.