Everyone has at least heard of torrenting. Heck, most people have at least performed a torrent search. Which usually ends with not knowing which button is the “real” download button, ad injections or even a virus.
But torrenting does not have to be so controversial. Or hazardous to your computer. There are a whole host of sites out there where you can freely and legally download content. And today I am going to give you a list of the best legal torrent sites. You can head over there and torrent search to your heart’s content. Secure in the knowledge that what you are doing is legal. But before we begin, let me also give you a few tips when it comes to searching torrents.
To make sure you stay on the legal side, when you torrent search, make sure you include a few strings in your search. Namely, if you want to search for software, include the terms open source or creative commons. If you are looking for media such as movies or music, add the string public domain. Admittedly, this will not bring you up and newly released media, it will mainly be older shows or independently produced shows. But it will keep you on the straight and narrow.
With that out-of-the-way, here’s a list of the best free legal torrent sites for when you tire of Netflix.
Legal Torrents – Your Torrent Search Is Over
- Archive.org. Where else can we start than here? A massive collection of over 21 million downloads. From movies, music, texts and more.
- Bitlove.org. A directory of torrents for podcasts. Amazing collections with something for everyone.
- BitTorrent Bundle. We all know about the bittorrent client. This is a little different. It’s music collections you can legally download for free. If you are wanting larger bundles, you can upgrade to premium to access them.
- Bt.etree.org. This site is for sharing the music of trade friendly artists. Let me explain. Some artists allow the non commercial exchange of their music with other like-minded souls. Here is where you will find those artists. The site has artists ranging from My Morning Jacket to John Hartford and Grateful Dead.
- FrostClick.com. This site exists to promote unknown artists and has downloads ranging from music, video, software and games. It also has an impressive amount of information for each download. Allowing you to make informed decisions.
- Gameupdate.org. This site is there for patches, demos and mods for all of your favorite games. If you don’t want to wait for your patch, head on over here and download it directly.
- Gutenberg.org. Want to gain access to tons of classic literature? The Gutenberg Project has just the torrent for you.
- Legittorrents.info. A great site to grab obscure software from.
- Librivox.org. Keeps a huge library of free public domain audiobooks.
- Linuxtracker.org. Yep, you guessed it. Need to grab yourself a Linux OS or some Linux compatible software? It’s probably here.
- Publicdomaintorrents.info. A great site to get your classic movie fix. Features loads of amazing B movies.
- TSAVideos.org. This site provides access to a huge library of gaming videos. All made to help you become better at the game of your choice.
- MercuryTheatre.info. Everyone knows the classic Orson Welles radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. Well this is where it originated. You can grab all of the episodes here.
- Vodo.net. This is a great repository of free films to stream and download.