Blog entry by Jessie Smith
Whether you side with the anti-piracy brigade or the “free movies for everyone” brigade is irrelevant. Yes, Torrent sites promote the unauthorized exchange of files, but you can also find sources of lawful torrents to access legitimate content free of copyrights.
The Pirate Bay used to be the top piracy site in the world but a series of court battles means that the site is just a shell of its former self.
If you find online torrents to be any of the best alternatives to The Pirate Bay, keep reading.
Downloading Torrents: A Warning
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It's illegal to share torrents of copyright-protected videos, sports, TV shows and songs in virtually every country in the world because you don't actually own the content legally. To do so is the misuse of intellectual property. Using torrents for unauthorized downloading will place you at risk of losing your internet access, having a summons, or even being sentenced to jail.
RARBG has become one of the best known brands in the torrenting region. The website focuses on high quality video launches and features a huge array of content.
Thanks to its "Top 10" lists spanning a range of categories, RARBG also provides a simple and efficient way to discover new data.
The success of the site has resulted in it becoming one of the web's most-visited domains. It ranks regularly in the top 350 on Alexa.
1337x is one of the most well-designed alternatives to The Pirate Bay; with the button at the bottom of the screen you can quickly browse the various forms of torrent files.
The platform has faced many court fights. It hasn't been available in Google Search results since Feelgood Entertainment's 2015 submission. Nonetheless, it is also searchable by search engines such as DuckDuckGo, which rely on anonymity.
1337x.to has developed a reputation for having links to hidden torrents, which are hard to locate.
The YIFY group (also known as YTS), was a community devoted to releasing famous movie torrents. The videos had a reputation for being high quality and minimal file sizes.
Probably unsurprisingly, the party was shut down in 2015 by legal action by the Motion Picture Association of America. YTS.AM is the YIFY group's revival, and is generally considered its eventual heir.
Torlock is yet another perfect alternative to Pirate Bay. Any of the most popular torrent apps are available via the web. Much of the index was created during a period when users were paid $1 for every false connection they reported— although we can't see any evidence indicating the deal is still in place.
Finally, it seems as if Torlock is one of the only online torrent sites that worries about legality. It promises to respond within three days to all DCMA removal notices.
KickassTorrents is not the location it was once. It's a far cry from the time The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents duked it out as the web's number one torrent site. KickassTorrents was also the most popular torrent platform in the world in 2014.
The downfall of the site started in 2016 after the domain was confiscated by US authorities but it has since risen from the ashes.
While the torrent file library in the index of the site has shrunk from its height, KickassTorrents remains a secure website that is easy to browse and access the files you require.
Source: Creativepixelmag .com