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Finding Publicly Tracked Torrents

I have written this guide to help people find publicly tracked torrents

First..

Be wary of publicly tracked torrents inherent insecurity!

Copyright troll companies monitor IP addresses in the swarms of publicly tracked torrents (The Pirate Bay, KAT, EZTV, etc) in order to send DMCA/copyright infringement letters/etc to internet service providers/universities/etc

Most universities ban P2P and monitor their networks for evidence of piracy

Having repeated violations (DMCA, notification of piracy, etc) can lead to serious consequences from your ISP/university/etc (warnings, bandwidth throttling, account termination, expulsion, etc)

Anyone using publicly tracked torrents should seriously consider using a VPN

Using a VPN will disguise your IP address, encrypt your internet traffic and hide the fact that you are using bittorrent from anyone monitoring you (your ISP, your university, etc)

or.. consider switching entirely to private torrent trackers (while possibly using a seedbox to avoid bans on P2P)

There is little to no evidence that copyright trolls have ever targeted the IP addresses in the swarms of private torrent trackers

Research anti-piracy/copyright trolls/DMCA/infringement letters/etc!
Read my thread on Reddit /how_to_avoid_antipiracycopyright_trollsetc/

More information about anti-piracy/copyright trolls/etc
eff.org/issues/copyright-trolls
eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/six-strikes-copyright-alert-system-faq
torrentfreak.com/comcast-terminates-accounts-of-persistent-pirates-131002/
torrentfreak.com/att-threatens-persistent-pirates-with-account-termination-130913/
torrentfreak.com/six-strikes-anti-piracy-scheme-starts-130225/
torrentfreak.com/search/six+strikes

Second..

There is a major difference between a publicly tracked torrent index (TPB, KAT, EZTV, etc) and a public torrent tracker (OpenBitTorrent, PublicBitTorrent, istole.it, etc)
There are major differences between publicly tracked torrent indexes and private torrent trackers
Read about the differences between the following

wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_index (site)
wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_tracker (tracker)
wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_tracker#Public_trackers (public tracker)
wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_tracker#Private_trackers (private tracker)

google.com/search?q=public+and+private+torrent+trackers

Third..

I recommend using one of these 2 Bittorrent Clients

Deluge

uTorrent

Other clients that are often whitelisted (not banned) by Private Torrent Trackers: libtorrent, Ktorrent, qBittorrent, Transmission

I do not recommend using any other clients (Vuze, BitComet, BitLord, etc)

Nearly all other clients are unstable, inefficient and/or malicious

Then..

Use a combination of these 3 steps

1) Search on Google (search for the name of the content + torrent)

google.com

Example search > google.com

2) Search a multi-search like Torrentz.eu or Torrentproject.com

torrentz.eu | torrentz.ch

Example search > torrentz.eu

metasearch.torrentproject.com

Example search > metasearch.torrentproject.com

torrentproject.se

Example search > torrentproject.se

Alternate Torrent Search Engines
scrapetorrent.com
torrentus.si
btdigg.org
btindex.org
torrent-finder.info
torrents.to
torrenttree.com
filelisting.com
torrentbox.sx
thepirategoogle.com

/links/publicly-tracked-torrents/#searchengines

3) Search public torrent indexes individually

Example search > kickass.to

Here is another example of this process > extratorrent.cc

/links/publicly-tracked-torrents/#indexes

Torrentz.eu also has a fairly comprehensive list of the most popular indexes

(from: torrentz.eu/help#indexed)

Tips for Searching more Efficiently

1) Be as specific as possible with keywords

2) When looking for specific content, limit the keywords to the most central word(s)

3) Sort by size, date, peers (popularity)

4) Search for the content by itself and inside a large pack

5) If there are multiple releases with the same name from different years, include the year

More publicly tracked torrent search engines, proxies, indexes, trackers, etc @ /links/publicly-tracked-torrents/
  1. Reply Anonymous Jul 29,2014 4:38 am

    Awesome ..thanks

    as far as stability is concerned, you were right

    Vuze gave me a lot of problems,although visually appealing & has a lot of features
    while utorrent never gave me any major problem(only concern is Ut bought by bitorrent owned by MPAA,.. )

  2. Reply Anonymous Sep 8,2014 8:02 pm

    Great work bro .THANK FOR BEST BLOG

  3. Reply TOM Sep 14,2014 4:18 am

    Awesome info. I liked it. very useful

  4. Reply Anonymous Jan 2,2015 10:37 pm

    DO NOT use google for searches, use a non logging search engine such as duckduckgo or startpage.
    Remember google is DEFINITELY NOT your friend.

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