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Looking to start a Legal Torrent site, some advice needed, please.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by London81, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. London81

    London81 Newbie

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new here today, :).

    I'm looking for some advice please,

    I'm looking into starting a legal torrent site, but I'm not sure which route to choose, I was wondering which do people prefer,


    • A: No registration - just come, get and seed, or...
    • B: Register - come in, get, seed and join in with the community

    Torrents would only be pre-approved / or uploaded by myself, as I will be renting a seedbox.

    I thank anyone in advance for there advice / response.

    Thank You, :eek:.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Who would want to download legal content? :D You 'll have linux iso, old books, creative commons pics... but users? How are you going to attract users?
     
  3. aceprogrammer

    aceprogrammer Junior Member

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    I think the best approach is to start with a niche like not very famous singers who upload their songs for free to get recognition

    just my 2cents
     
  4. MadMaddy

    MadMaddy Junior Member

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    I guess there are legal people out there too ;)
     
  5. twitter.followers

    twitter.followers Elite Member

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    No offence, but yes, there are actually but only 1% users. And 99% torrents users downloads files which are illegal and not freely available on the internet. Need proof? Check this out:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/ne...les_downloaded_are_illegal_drm_might_be_blame

    And if you are looking to start a legal site, you would needs TBs of stuff to get some good amount of traffic but if you upload just GBs of stuff and do a little promotion, you could get 10 times or even more traffic.
     
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  6. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    No offense but this will be a failure. You should probably focus on something else.
     
  7. MatthewWoodward

    MatthewWoodward Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes I would certainly focus on the how to attract above anything else.

    Certainly in the early stages of the site registration shouldn't be forced
     
  8. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    Why torrenting, rather than a direct download? If it's freeware, it's most likely self hosted by it's creator. The niche of up and coming music artists is a good idea but you'd have a huge competition!
     
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    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    In response to your question I'd go for registered users, having a community is a lot better.
     
  10. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Not something I would personally go into since I do not think its a good niche.
    But that is not the question to answer right? =)


    1. To start no registration.
    2. After you start getting some good traffic then add in more hoops for them to jump through to mine that data from them.


    All the best
     
  11. MadMaddy

    MadMaddy Junior Member

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    Maybe you are right. You are more experienced than me in IM

    But according to me, there is still scope for legit torrent sites

    Even if his torrent site won't get super successful, i firmly believe that he can get some decent traffic to a legit torrent site.

    Total world internet users are [SIZE=-1]2,405,518,376[/SIZE] according to internetworldstats

    and this 1% you seem to over look is almost 20000000+ people

    I am not here for a debate or something. We should accept the fact that there is so scope for everything to get successful at the internet if you are willing to put hard work and should encourage fellow members who have a innovative idea instead of trying to discourage them

    Just my 2 cents

    Cheers,

    MadMaddy ^_^
     
  12. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    If he hosts in a country without DMCA/copyright laws then he would be legal :) or not... depends where he's from. In some countries you break the law even if you host in another jurisdiction just because the law applies to you not your server and you are not allow to spread copyrighted material. I migth be wrong as I am not a lawyer and never had much interest in this but it is how i understand it from the little i read.

    @twitter_followers

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    There's something wrong... not enough porn according to that graph... just saying
     
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