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Privacy Statement

bt.etree.org does not collect personally-identifiable information about you except for the information you disclose to us. You may download torrents without creating an account, but in order to post comments or to post torrents you must create an account (which is also an account at db.etree.org) and provide a username, password, e-mail address, etc. We also know your IP address and our host keeps server logs, like most everyone does. We use this information to improve the site, troubleshoot, and assist us in running etree.org

etree.org will never sell or disclose your personal information to others, unless required to by law. We hate spam and direct marketers, too.

bt.etree.org uses cookies to identify you while you browse parts of the site that require a login. Without them, you would have to login every time you viewed a page associated with your account. These cookies contain no information about you. They simply provide a unique ID # to use while visiting, and then expire when you log out or when enough time passes.

We may use any information you provide to us to contact you with questions or concerns about your use of bt.etree.org. Your IP address may be tracked, monitored, recorded and used by any means we deem necessary in order to restrict your access to bt.etree.org. We will, however, generally keep all of this information confidential and will not disclose it to anyone without your permission and/or a very good reason, except as required by law.
User Conduct

Almost all etree.org users conduct themselves in a polite, community-minded way. A few do not. Those who do not risk losing their db.etree and bt.etree accounts and their privilege to download torrents via bt.etree.

There is no master list of prohibited conduct here. That does not mean that anything goes. Instead, we trust you to use good judgment. All you need is common sense to avoid crossing the line. If you're uncertain, you probably shouldn't do it, whatever it is. That said, the following conduct is not tolerated at bt.etree.org:

  • Deliberately torrenting official releases, videos, .mp3s, or material that an artist has forbidden its fans to share.
  • Providing information via our websites about where to obtain non-trader-friendly material.
  • Spamming or advertising of any sort.
  • Trolling the message boards, band bashing, repetive postings, or making a general nuisance of yourself.
  • Selling live recordings on eBay. That will probably result in the loss of your account without warning or reprieve.

  • Generally, we will contact people whose behavior is becoming a problem. Most of the time, a simple e-mail resolves the issue. That's one of the things admins do, and you can reach us at or at

    Legal Stuff

    If you have a legal concern about the content of bt.etree.org, please read this page first. You can then contact us using the link below.

    BT.ETREE.ORG IS COMMITTED TO RESPECTING ARTISTS' COPYRIGHT.

    What is bt.etree.org? bt.etree.org is a bittorrent tracker for the etree community, which was founded nearly a decade ago to support fans of artists like the Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic and many others, who have wisely allowed their fans to record and copy their live performances. The etree.org websites provide a mechanism for these fans -- our users -- to locate and collect these live recordings, and to keep track of their collections. This site, bt.etree.org, is a bittorrent tracker for lossless filesets of legal, live, audio recordings. To learn more about what etree.org does, please visit www.etree.org or look us up in wikipedia.

    bt.etree.org only permits the sharing of material by artists who have given permission for their fans to tape, trade, and/or download recordings of their live performances. We may make a mistake or disagree about something, but we will not intentionally allow anyone to break an artist's copyright by sharing live material here against an artist's wishes. We respect artists' trading policies (even when we wish that they were different, or just written better).

    bt.etree.org is entirely non-commercial, and no money changes hands here, ever.

    bt.etree.org does not permit the torrenting of studio material, official releases or commercial products (with some exceptions for bands that permit such material to be copied and shared).

    From time to time, artists' policies change, and there can confusion about the contours of an artist's trading policy. Occasionally, material is mis-dated, or mis-listed as being one thing when it is in fact something else. This usually happens by mistake, and can be easily corrected. If you see a potential problem, please let us know, and we will investigate and take whatever steps and make whatever changes are appropriate.

    If you believe that a torrent listed on bt.etree.org violates your copyright, we want to hear from you. Contact information follows. First, however, remember that you have an obligation to make a reasonable and diligent investigation of the facts first. Then, please get in touch.

    A final word to performers and their lawyers:

    We are not your enemy. Please take the time to learn about what we do. If you still have concerns, use this opportunity to reach us by e-mail. We will gladly address your concerns if we can.

    If you have any legal questions or concerns about this site, you can reach us at legal@etree.org. We look forward to hearing from you.