If you live in Canada like I do, and you’ve read over the internet laws, you will know that it is perfectly legal to download copyright material for your own personal use (for example, back ups, demos, etc). However, it is not legal to upload copyright material in Canada so how do you go about using peer-to-peer software like BitTorrent without uploading it to others?
Before we get started with the download process, I suggest you get yourself protected. I prefer to use a service like BTGuard that anonymizes your internet connection so it appears that you are located in a different area. My top two picks are BTGuard and Private Internet Access VPN. BTGuard is easy to use and gives you a couple different options, but it’s a little more expensive. Private Internet Access VPN, on the other hand, only has one option to choose from, it’s quite simple to use and it is actually a bit cheaper.
- Download BitTorrent (100% Free and Legal to use!)
- Search for your song or artist. I like to search by artist and find the discography so that I can get ALL necessary songs at one time.
In the search results, you want to choose the most relevant option that has the most “Seeds”. Seeders are people that are sharing the file(s) from their computer and usually the more seeders, the better that torrent is. For this example, I am going to choose the Discography because I want to be able to maximize my efficiency (more songs per download).
Note: You can also see the number of files in the torrent – this is good to pay attention to when searching less popular items in order to avoid downloading viruses. For example, if you are downloading a discography but there are only 3 files contained – it might be a fake. So beware!
Ok , so now you’re on the download page. PLEASE VIEW THE IMAGE BELOW. These guys have ads all over their website and the giant “Download” button is one of them. So take a quick peek at the image below to see the real download button you should click. You can also favorite (click the heart) or download the magnet.
If you SIGN IN to kick ass torrents, ads will be removed and you will only see the REAL download link.
Note: Only use magnet download if you are sure that you want to download all files contained in the torrent because magnet downloads will start without letting you choose the files you want.
Now go ahead and select the songs that you would like from this artist. Keep in mind, most discographies will be sorted into album folders so you may need to click the drop arrow to open the album and select songs.
Note: Check mark by an album will download the entire album so please make sure you open the folders to select only the songs you with to download.
Congratulations on completing this tutorial on how to download free music from the internet! Please keep in mind that you should check with your local authorities about the legislation in your for downloading copyright material from the internet.
Most governments are now trying to spy on citizens through the internet and there is a big movement against this happening all over the world. As stated earlier, if you would like to privatize your internet connection so that those guys don’t know what you’re doing, please consider a private VPN.
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