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Posted by: admin
Date posted: 04/11/2012 11:39
Title: Recent Downtime

You may have noticed Legit Torrents was down for a quite awhile. This was due to our service provider being hacked. The attacker was stopped, but not before he could take out a few nodes and corrupt backup data.

Frequent offsite backups is the name of the game.

Sadly this resulted in the past few weeks of torrents being deleted. We do apologize for any inconvenience!
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 11/05/2012 19:09
Title: +1 for Legal Torrents!

If you enjoy legal torrents as much as we do, and you are a fan of the new Google+, you should take note of the cool new button at the bottom of the page. With it you can tell your Google+ world about your love for legal torrents on Legit Torrents.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 13/05/2010 02:10
Title: Upload Captcha

Sadly we have attracted a lot of spam recently. We have laid down the ban hammer, but some people just don't give up. But now we have an upload captcha!

Well maybe it isn't that exciting, but you will be seeing a whole lot less spam now! Just Legally Free Media.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 12/03/2010 07:59
Title: Back-end Upgrade!

We have tried upgrading the back-end before and usually end up with some issues. This time things appear to be going well with most torrents respecting the upgrade. There are a few however that might be a bit upset and refuse to play nice. If that is the case, you will have to re-upload those. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience, but it should mean smoother sailing for the future.

Do note that this should also fix the download count problem we have been having lately.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 09/03/2010 16:30
Title: VODO Mixtape #1

We are proud to bring to you another fine VODO release!

For those not familiar with VODO, it is "A distribution system for the post-copyright age, VODO harnesses the power of filesharing for filmmakers and other creators. Its revolutionary coalition of P2P sites and services promises unprecedented reach of the kind previously only possible through mainstream media."

Drama/Documentary, 2009, 52 mins

"Home Taping Is Killing Music" - the BPI

We're proud to be releasing this first VODO MIXTAPE. Actual tape might be a thing of the past, but before P2P, mixtapes were the most popular way of sharing popular culture the world had known -- and once called the 'most widely practiced American art form'. We want to resuscitate the spirit of the mixtape for this VODO MIXTAPE series: compilations of our favourite shorts, the weird, the wild and the wonky, all brought together in a temporary and uncomfortable company.

Famously, 'Home Taping Is Killing Music' was the slogan of a 1980s anti-copyright infringement campaign by the British Phonographic Industry. The widely parodied slogan reflected the industry's concern that sharing by tape would destroy their business. Back then, punks used mixtape culture to spread their music through networks of fans. We hope the VODO MIXTAPE works the same way, to bring new creative works direct to fans through the culture of sharing. Peer to peer pressure!

You can read more about the release here. You can also download the release in Xvid or 720p.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 21/02/2010 22:24
Title: Legal Torrents and the Web Sheriff

Yes it's true, the sheriff sent us a take down notice. We are always happy to deal with questionable torrents, but clearly this was a mistake. We have contacted them with that information and have not received a response.

Check out the article on Torrent Freak for more information.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 19/01/2010 07:47
Title: The Brain Brothers Take Over!

The Brain Brothers have taken over the home page! We celebrate with them as they release their EP, Out of the Basement, for free on Legit Torrents.

Give it a download, and check out their MySpace or Facebook!
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 15/12/2009 23:28
Title: Back Online!

After some of the worst downtime in our history, we are back online. At no fault of the host, it was a mistake on our side. We are working to ensure that this sort of thing does not happen again.

It would also be a good time to note that this is why it is a great reason to use multiple trackers.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 08/12/2009 08:13
Title: Upgrade Complete

Something most users wont notice, but we have upgraded the back end to use XBTT instead of PHP. This will hopefully make the site faster.

Now when you do upload a torrent, please use:

(the old announce will still work though)

As of right now the announce url is the the old one. Just use whatever the upload page says. (must be logged in to view it)
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 03/11/2009 00:50
Title: Bad Downtime, Backup Restored

Undoubtedly many of you noticed the absurd amount of downtime (about 4 days) we just had. This was all caused by our host, and was not something that had planned either.

We were online for a few hours with an old backup before the a more recent backup was able to be restored. Anything done in that time span has been over written.

We greatly apologize for any inconvenience this caused our users, and take this issue very seriously as we aim to provide more services in the future.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 25/10/2009 01:53
Title: Legit Torrents + VODO

Legit Torrents has teamed up with VODO to help distribute legal and free media via torrent distribution. Together with many other popular torrent trackers we can help spread great media!

Read more about VODO

You can see all of their torrents on our tracker currently, including their current featured torrent, Us Now.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 27/09/2009 03:32
Title: Now On Twitter!

That's right, we are now on Twitter! You will notice the new icon in the footer along with two others, Facebook and RSS. Both have been around for quite some time, but now are more easily accessible. Enjoy!
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 28/07/2009 13:38
Title: Over 2000 Legal Torrents!

We have hit another milestone in the past few days, we now track over 2000 legal torrents!

This would not be possible without a great community of uploaders like you. Keep up the great work guys, 3000 is just around the corner!
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 27/05/2009 12:24
Title: New Email Notifications Available!

As you may have noticed, new email notifications are available to you! You can now be notified whenever a PM is sent to you, or when a new comment is posted about your torrent!

Both of these notifications are optional. PM email notifications can be turned off via your control panel and you always select being notified of the new torrent comment option when uploading a torrent.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 14/04/2009 18:07
Title: Server Crash, Backup Restored

Last night we had an odd server crash, and we still don't know why. The server had to be rebuilt and an old backup restored. Some recent torrents were lost along with user accounts. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 14/02/2009 14:35
Title: Server Migration and XBTT Backend!

We have migrated the server to better hosting along with installing the XBTT backend! What this means for you is better tracking of your torrents.

We did have to restore the database at one point, so let us know if something is out of place!

EDIT: Something is fishy with the tracker right now, the new backend is offline for the time being..
Posted by: admin
Date posted: 29/01/2009 22:37
Title: New Template!

Our new template as arrived, please let us know if you find anything out of place!

Posted by: admin
Date posted: 06/01/2009 03:11
Title: Legal and Free Torrents in 2009!

Legal Torrents and Free Torrents keep rolling in with the new year! Make sure you check back often for the latest and greatest Legally Free Media!

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