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RIP audiogalaxy

Well, I am a little slow on the uptake, here, but it turns out that audiogalaxy is, in effect, dead.

They have reached a settlement with the RIAA, detailed here. It basically makes any song undownloadable via audiogalaxy without the expressed consent of the artist.

However, on a rather funny note: People are starting to rot13 filenames to bypass the restrictions. Try searching for “ZRgNYYVPN” (“metallica” rot13ed) on audiogalaxy.

I am quite disappointed, though, as audiogalaxy was one of the first instances of P2P sharing that I actually thought was engineered smartly: a web interface for searching and queuing to a small, non-resource-intensive application to do the actual transfers.

Anyone have any suggestions for a suitable (or better?) replacement?