Nowdays most countries have some anti-“piracy” laws in place that range from mild scaring of customers to real (and serious) jail sentences. Also, many ISPs engage in some sort of internet traffic control, which makes it potentially dangerous to even browse torrent sites.
Here’s a interesting article explaining the problem.
VPN effectively routes all the traffic between your computer and the VPN server. Your provider is left with a stream of encrypted traffic which they cannot classify or filter, therefore cannot know if you’re opening wikipedia.com or kat.cr, and if you’re downloading torrent movies or just surfing the web.
For this specific purpose… we would like to recommend one VPN service provider that we heard good things about when it comes to privacy and anonymity. Namely – no logs are stored and servers are offshore.
Check out: fivestarvpn.com
Better be safe than sorry.