There are many P2P Web sites on the Internet that are extremely popular, but the vast majority of them provide links to copyrighted software and media files. If you want to know the best places to get free and legal music, videos, and other types of files then this article will show you the best legal P2P sites. In general, these legal BitTorrent Web sites have links to files that are covered by the Creative Commons License (CCL); a file covered by a CCL usually enables you to copy and distribute it safely. Here is a selection of P2P Web sites that offer free and legal downloads and have a good amount of content.
1. Vuze Network
The Vuze Network contains a legal selection of P2P sources that you can use to download media from using the free Vuze BitTorrent client. The Vuze software client is easy to use thanks to a straight-forward interface which also features a filter system that can be used to fine-tune the results. Using the legal bitTorrent networks that Vuze uses, you can search for a whole host of media such as music, videos, movies, TV, audiobooks. There's also a dedicated music section that contains a wide choice of genres.
ClearBits (formerly known as LegalTorrents) is a good resource if you're looking for all types of legal media files. The website has a nice user-interface that makes it easy to find what you are looking for. The media categories are neatly listed and there is a search box that you can use if you need to find something more specific. This legal P2P site offers media files such as audiobooks, music, audio sounds (sample & loops), videos, television, games, movies, and more.
At the time of writing, Legit Torrents has over 1,800 legal links that covers music, movies, books, games, and other types of file; this legal file sharing site also has a selection of 'legit' software that not only covers Microsoft Windows, but also Mac and Linux platforms. A nice feature of Legit Torrents is being able to see what the current top 10 legal torrents are via the 'Extra Stats' menu. Focusing on the music content of the Web site, downloaded files are a mix of MP3, Ogg, and Flac formats.
If you like listening to live recordings of concerts then bt.etree.org is worth checking out. Legal 'bootleg' recordings of bands and artists can be downloaded via BitTorrent. The downloaded files and are in the lossless Flac format and so downloads can be hundreds of megabytes, but the quality is excellent. bt.tree.org is a community where fans share recordings and they have built up a large selection covering many bands.