FW: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

From: Ben Grodsky <grodsky_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:26:14 -0700

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"
                 "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd> ">
        <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml <http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml> " 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 Snarf-it.org. 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 - 10:56:02 BST

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