By Leon J Williams
The Chinese file sharing site gougou.com has closed down after being blacklisted by the US trade representatives (USTR).
They had this to say:
“This Chinese-based site facilitates the downloading and distribution of pirated music and movies, not only through deep-linking services, but also by offering cyberlocker facilities and through its own innovative high-speed P2P [peer-to-peer] file-sharing system”.
My old favourite sharing facility was btjunkie.org which sadly closed down in February 2012. What’s the best alternative?
1. ISO Hunt
2. Torrent Bit
5. Bit Snoop
Due to this sorry state of affairs in which sharing has become illegal (what next, paying for tap water? …oh yeah) a number of political parties have sprung up around the world (mostly in Europe though) since 2006 to support P2P file sharing (among other things such as direct democracy and civil rights).
Their name? The Pirate Party
If you receive a message like this when torrent searching:
In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.
Try using one of these proxy search engines first:
1. IP Conceal
2. Hide my ass