Don't torrent without a VPN everyone!
- The Pirate Bay
This site generally has a good amount of torrents, but I've found that many torrents are dead, and seeder numbers on the site are often wrong.
1337x is another torrents site. Often has less stuff than the pirate bay, but it is well-seeded and its numbers displayed for seeders etc. are generally correct.
Library Genesis is a fantastic free collection of books with, from what I've seen, a good variety and availability of titles.
This russian torrent site is really nice for music. there are tutorials online for how to sign up, although you can usually just search for torrents on there even without an account. works for me.
Soulseek is a p2p file sharing client. It uses packets and works differently from bittorrent so you're pretty much safe from being hit with any DMCA notices or anything, even without a VPN. It has a great availability of music.
RetroShare is another p2p file-sharing client. It encrypts everything, and also allows for messaging and more. The drawback is that you need to have a trusted group of friends with whom you can exchange keys.
Sun XDCC is a search engine for XDCC downloads. Usually you get these files over an IRC channel. For ebooks, check out #bookz on Undernet.
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