Alternative megathread here: https://github.com/Igglybuff/awesome-piracy/blob/master/readme.md

Notes on software and sites to avoid:


PRIVACY/SECURITY

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As a precursor, read our entry regarding copyright infringement complaints: “Will I get in trouble for downloading this? How does my ISP know what I download? — All about copyright infringement complaints and what to do if you’ve received one and preventing further notices.”

► VPNs

► Adblockers & useful extensions

► Useful userscripts


TORRENT CLIENTS


MOVIES/TV SHOWS

   Make sure your adblocker is on. uBlock Origin is recommended – Firefox – Chrome

► Torrents

► Streaming

► DDLs:

► Anime (Streaming)

For streaming with Kodi, visit r/Addons4Kodi.

► Anime (Torrent)

► Private torrent trackers

Intro to private trackers


SPORTS


SOFTWARE


BOOKS/E-LEARNING/OTHER READING MATERIAL

If you have purchased the kindle edition of your book and wish to strip its DRM and export it to .pdf, view this guide on how to deDRM your book.

If the ebook you are searching is available for kindle, you may also borrow the ebook, use the guide, and then return it back.

► Custom Search Engines

► Courses/Tutorials

► Magazines

► Comics

► Private torrent trackers

Intro to private trackers

For a complete listing of popular ebook sites (some defunct), see:

How to download ebooks off IRC:

Issues with Calibre? Visit its forum for help/support:


GAMES

Scene groups (such as CODEX, CPY, SKIDROW, etc) do not have official websites. If you find a site using the name of a scene group, they are impersonating them. Beware of these sites as they tend to package their releases with malware.

For PC games piracy news (crack releases, DRM news etc), visit /r/crackwatch

► DDL sites (direct download)

► DDL sites (direct download) (Private)

► Torrent sites

► ROMs


MUSIC


MOBILE

► Android Torrent clients

► APK (cracked apps and games) download sites

► Android Apps

► iOS


TORRENT SEARCH ENGINES/INDEXERS

Ordered alphabetically. Make sure your adblocker is on(avoid the pirate bay)

► General indexers

► DHT crawlers

DHT torrent search engine. Great for searching for all publicly available torrents – beats searching all your usual sites for that one elusive torrent. Lists all DHT-tracked torrents:

For a more extensive list, see this post over at /r/torrents


TOOLS

   For:

       Visit the wiki tools page here.


PORN

► Public trackers:

► Private trackers:


MISCELLANEOUS

► Misc. apps:

► Misc. websites:

► Microsoft stuff:

Some DDL sites may only offer downloads through premium links, meaning the download will be available through a file host which would lock the download unless you paid a subscription to said file host. The prices can be a bit extravagant, especially when you consider that many DDL sites may use different file hosts, so it would not be feasible to pay for multiple of these subscriptions.

To get around this, you can try free premium leech generators or pay for a debrid service, such as real debrid, premiumize, all debrid, etc. which supports downloading from a large list of file hosts, torrents, etc. as an alternative. They essentially act as a middleman, meaning they download the file for you (an automated process), then you download from them. Services like these can be as cheap as 3 USD a month, which can be considered a good tradeoff given the large amount of file hosts they offer downloading from, compared to file host subscription each costing upwards of 10 USD a month.

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