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Why Is LimeTorrents Blocked in Some Countries?

Online users can come to file-sharing sites like LimeTorrents and download files from other users through P2P networks.

P2P technology is perfectly legal in the vast majority of countries worldwide.

But some countries associate P2P networks with illicit and illegal activities, which is the primary reason why LimeTorrents and many other torrent sites are banned in some regions.

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The torrenting community is also plagued by piracy issues. Torrenting makes it very easy for people to share whatever they want over the internet, which gives rise to users over-sharing.

Torrent sites allow users to download files (often in large volumes) such as games, audio content, video content and movies—to no limit. As you can imagine, much of this content is copyrighted work.


And when you share copyrighted content without permission from the creator of the content, that is considered piracy.

Apart from piracy issues, some countries have blocked sites like LimeTorrents due to security concerns. Whenever you use a torrent client to download something, you expose your IP address to other users on the network.

You can use a VPN service to hide your IP address, but this is just one more reason why some countries have blocked LimeTorrents and other P2P file-sharing sites.

Any hacker can target a particular user on a network and then use that base to launch a large-scale cyberattack.

Finally, sites like LimeTorrents also have content that may go against the culture and tradition of a given country. This is another common reason why some countries ban or block access to  LimeTorrents and other torrenting websites.

Conclusion: The Bottom Line

Sites like LimeTorrents get blocked in some countries because of piracy, security issues, and illicit/illegal content. However, you can always use a VPN to get around these blocks.

For more on this, check out our list of the best VPNs for torrenting.


Security Gladiators in no way encourages or condones any kind of copyright violation or circumvention of restrictions. That includes torrenting or downloading illegal content. Torrenting is a great way to access and share all kinds of content on the internet and there are plenty of opportunities there to engage in legal and safe online torrenting. You need to do your own research to see if these services and torrents are legal in your own country. We suggest to always use a VPN while torrenting.
Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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