Saturday, March 17, 2007

Turning Google into Napster

The Amazon Web Services Blog has a simple way to turn Google into Napster and further destroy the music business:

Google is good for so many things, among which is searching for all sorts of files, including MP3's. Here's a quick primer:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) "Nirvana"

Just substitute the term "Nirvana" for any band or singer you might be looking for, and your search will lead you to open indexes that contain downloadable music files.

The technique originally appeared in the book, Google Hacks.

Isn't communism fun? Now just... don't be evil.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can try this simple file and unprotected directory search engine (not only mp3), it is based on google co-op:

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