How To Find Torrent Files (Following The Shutdown of IsoHunt.com)
In case you don’t keep up with Tech/Internet news, the Torrent search engine IsoHunt was shut down on Tuesday (1/16/2007). This is just the latest attempt by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association Of America) and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) to crack down on “illegal” downloading of content on the internet.
As was stated on SlashDot, playing whack-a-mole with Torrent search engines isn’t going to solve anything.
Yes, there may be illegal content found on these aggregators, but there is also plenty of LEGAL content on them. Just because something can be used to do illegal things, that doesn’t mean that it’s bad. Remember all the fuss that was made over the VCR waaay back when politicians and the MPAA were saying that it could be used to record movies without people having to pay for them? Then it came when the CD-R drive came into being.
Now it’s Torrent files. (Click the link if you’re unfamiliar with what Torrent files are.)
Anyway, enough with my rant. Here’s what I intended on writing this for. You don’t need those Torrent aggregators/search engines to find whatever you’re looking for. All you need is Google. Uh-oh. Are they going to shut down Google now? Because you can find Torrent files with it?
Here’s the way it’s done. Open up Google. In the search box type the following: filetype:torrent “whatever you’re looking for.” That’s it.
Here’s an example.
Well, I hope you enjoy!
Oh yeah, and read a book!