This moron was right – Google provides easy pirate searches

The other day I wrote a post about the Pirate Bay court case and given that Google; or any search engine for that matter, can provide the same search results as Pirate Bay when would the entertainment industry be suing them. In the comments that followed most people with common sense saw the point of the post and agreed with the premise. It was after all the same point that even the folks at Mashable came up with in a later post.

A lone exception was from a John Hooper who called me a moron over my post

John Hooper 2 days ago

You morons. Your Google results are all legal downloads. Try again, this time, think about your terms a bit harder. C’mon, you can do it. Hint: try Blogspot (owned by Google in the terms).

Unfortunately the only one who really ends up looking like a moron is Mr. Hooper. As anyone worth their Internet salt can tell you, there have been custom search engines built on top of Google – which means they are only displaying results that would have been available on the regular Google – that search out both illegal and legal downloads of MP3 for a long time


Then there are all the blogs that will give you step by step search string building hints to find both legal and illegal files to download. Much like what TechMixer does

Tips 1: Search and Download Torrent File By Using Google Search Engine :

Enter filetype:torrent in google search engine.

Filetype means : Name of the file to search then filetype:torrent

For Example: ANTIVIRUS KASPERSKY filetype:torrent

Tips 2 : Search and download files from Rapidshare using google search engine to find All Downloads:*

Application Downloads using :

Movies Downloads:

Tips 3 : Search for ebook using Google:

Find Apache’s (default) Index pageTry this query:

+(“index of”) +(“/ebooks”|”/book”) +(chm|pdf|zip|rar) +apache

To find a particular eBook file try this query:

allinurl: +(rar|chm|zip|pdf|tgz) title of the book

Tips 4 : How To Find Ftp’s The Easy WayI u

Some kind of search engine query examples are:

index of ftp/ +mp3
index of ftp/ +divx
index of ftp/ +”whateveryouwant”
allintitle: “index of ftp/mp3″

So before you go calling someone a moron Mr. Hooper maybe you should just STFU and realize that there are people out there who do actually know what the hell they are talking about.

Now stick that in your pipe and go back to class because obviously you still have a lot to learn about the Internet – much like the entertainment industry does. If it is on the Internet people will figure out how to find it, download it and share it. Too bad though people like yourselves still haven’t found out where to download a brain or a life.

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