It is seen illegal when you download a copyrighted material on Torrent. The copyright holder can seek those who download their copyrighted works. You can be taken to the civil court for compensation in the worst cases. So here are several useful ways helping you avoid penalties and downloading Torrent anonymously.
The first effective way is to use a quality VPN, which is able to ensure privacy while using BitTorrent as finding out as many BitTorrent users. You can route all your traffic through VPN servers, hide your IP address from the public by paying just a few dollars a month.
Not only are VPN not limited to BitTorrent traffic they will also hide the source of all the other traffic on your connection too. The popular VPNs among BitTorrent community are BTGuard, Torguard and PrivateInternetAccess, but you can google if wishing more options. It is advanced to ask in advance if BitTorrent traffic is allowed on the service of your choice.
The next highly recommended choice is BTGUARD, one of the many proxy services available that will hide your IP address from the public. Fortunately, this service can work on all major devices (Mac, Linux, Windows) and also includes encryption tunnel software for added security. This service has the added bonus in that it is specifically designed to work with Bit Torrent.
It has received attention and positive reviews by websites such as TorrentFreak.com, and offers both a traditional VPN as well as versions of common BitTorrent clients such as uTorrent that have been specifically modified to transfer files anonymously through their anonymous proxy.
Torrentprivacy is another proxy service for BitTorrent users, very similar to that of BTGuard. It offers a modified uTorrent client with all the necessary settings pre-configured. The only downside is that it is limited to users on Windows platforms. This service has been operative for more than two years and run by the TorrentReactor.net team.
Occupying a place in the list is ANOMOS. Anomos is a free multi-platform service for Bit Torrent users, and is based on a peer/tracker concept and also uses encryption throughout the download process to ensure great depths of security and anonymity. The downside of this service is that it uses its own a torrent format, so it is not fully compatible with regular torrent files. Another minus point is the download speeds normally lower than regular BitTorrent transfers.
Seedbox is a term for a dedicated high-speed torrent downloading server. Using a seedbox can be an effective way to download torrent anonymously thanks to its impressively high transfer speeds and also outstanding IP-address hiding capabilities. Once a download is finished users can download the files to their PC through a fast HTTP connection.
As you can see, there are many ways to hide your identity when downloading torrents. There are other solutions available, but the above services are generally accepted as the main options.