For those familiar (and dependent on) of torrents to meet needs and fancies, the golden period of stable torrent host ended in 2016 with the arrests and subsequent imprisonment of PirateBay and Kickass Torrents (kat.cr) founder, Fredrik Neij and Artem Vaulin. Since then, numerous mirror sites have mushroomed all over the internet despite their instability and lack of content.
Torrent itself is not exactly illegal because the method is employed by companies in managing their humongous data. But lines become controversial when the torrent files actually allow the open sharing of copyrighted materials.
Here is a list of alternatives to kat.cr that you could check out. For security concerns, use VPNs before accessing these websites.
If you are looking for various torrent files:
The Pirate Bay (thepiratebay.org)
As mentioned, this is one of the major of hosts of torrents around. There are several proxies to the website. On the ongoing rate, pirate bay actually offers more books, movies, music, and software than kat.cr does. Due to recent events, the web now requires registration prior to any download.
- Torrent Downloads (www.torrentdownloads.me)
With a friendly website interface that will remind you immediately to kat.cr, this website also offers you various torrent files including games and software. The link mentioned above has been a stable one for some time.
- Cilifuli (cilifuli.net)
Another torrent site, but its medium is Chinese. Keywords can still be typed in English however. Its collection is relatively comprehensive, you will be surprised.
Looking for books:
- Z Library
This site does not exactly offer you torrent files, but if you are looking for torrents for books you better go here. Formerly known as bookzz.org, the most numerous free book repository online, it boasts of 2,568,555 books and 52,429,666 articles all for free. There is a limited number of download each day for each IP address, but registration will enable you to download more. It is currently accessible through book4you.org. To ensure not missing out on updates, better register.
Also for those looking for books. Book pile specializes in contemporary books. It does not require any registration but its method of downloading can be considered quite laborious in our instant world expectation. Each book cataloged here is downloadable through external sites that will require a waiting period of one minute prior to allowing downloads.
For a broad range of books, music, and movies files:
VK.com actually boasts itself as one of European’s most popular social media. This is a Russian version of Facebook. While most of its users are Russians, non-Russians need not worry as it is formatted in English. Due to different views of what is copyright and what is piracy in Russia and the US, VK has become a sharing hub for various files. Simple registration and joining a specific community will enable you to see the files being shared. Many files are shared openly but there are also closed communities which do not share their files outside. For a more thorough access, you better register.