I recently signed up for PIA's VPN so that I can watch movies on Popcorn Time. Yesterday I watched a movie and today I wake up and my internet is disabled because Verizon said that I have violated my terms of service for illegally torrenting a video. I had to watch a video to acknowledge that I would not do it again. I obviously don't want this to happen again and am a bit nervous. I assumed that PIA protected me in this very instance since it does say so on the main webpage.
My questions are:
1. Why did this happen with PIA? Did I do something wrong?
2. Is there something I need to do to enable P2P or PPTP torrenting safely?
3. Is there an alternative to Popcorn Time I should know about to avoid this?