Despite my affinity for getting music and movies for free, I never once entertained the idea of setting up my own BitTorrent tracker. Too much risk for my liking. But there are ways to minimize that risk, both on a technical and common sense level. One BT tracker admin gave a list of do’s and don’ts (anyone know the correct punctuation for “dos and donts”?). Things like third-party PayPal accounts, never seeding anything on your own, not joining a FaceBook group called “I run an illegal BitTorrent tracker” and so on.
So if you’re hankering to flout the law by stay underneath the Man’s radar, then by all means follow these steps to the letter. And let us know how that works out for you.
How a BitTorrent Tracker Owner Hides from the MPAA/RIAA [TorrentFreak]