RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

From: Ben Grodsky <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:30:49 -0700

Cool. I just wanted to make sure this wasn't some weird marketing thing.


From: Ben Ebert
Sent: Mon 30-Jul-07 12:28
To: Ben Grodsky; Jay Mairs
Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

No, it would be invalid. Hence the problem. Those links aren't to torrent files at all, they are html links which leads me to believe the site is broken atm.



From: Ben Grodsky
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 12:26 PM
To: Jay Mairs; Ben Ebert
Subject: FW: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents


Could there be a reason for making torrents that have XML contents? Nothing comes to mind, but I'm just checking with y'all.


From: Ben Ebert
Sent: Mon 30-Jul-07 12:18
To: Rendy Oka; Daniel Lee; torrents
Cc: qateam
Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

I have looked at a few other torrents on that site that we are not protecting and gotten the same problem. There may be a problem with the entire snarf-it site. See if you can get a real copy of the movie from snarf-it or if all the torrents are broken at this time.



From: Rendy Oka
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 12:12 PM
To: Daniel Lee; Torrents_team
Cc: qateam; Ben Ebert
Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents


Upon opening the file using a text editor, I found that it's not a torrent file after all:

        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
        <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
                 " <> ">
        <html xmlns=" <> " xml:lang="en" lang="en">
          <title>404 - Not Found</title>
          <h1>404 - Not Found</h1>

I'm pretty sure this is a torrent that I made, because I have one with that same exact name. I tried opening it with a BT client and it opened just fine. My theory is that this is something that Snarf-It does when it finds a fake.







        From: Daniel Lee
        Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 10:59 AM
        To: Torrents_team
        Cc: qateam; Ben Ebert
        Subject: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

        Hey guys,


        The top 15 results for "The Simpsons Movie" are all invalid torrents on Could someone please look into this? We won't be getting any credit for these torrents since they're aren't downloadable. I attached a sample torrent.






        Daniel Lee
Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 10:55:58 BST

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