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Pirate site accuses competitor of… pirating?

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Piracy is like a hydra, file sharing advocates tend to say. Cut off one head, and you’ll face plenty of others. But in the case of the recently shut-down movie streaming site, it now looks like those heads can’t agree on anything. Case in point:, a site that has been billing itself as the official heir of, is accusing a new site called of stealing its database. launched earlier this week with the exact same design as, offering plenty of links to movies hosted on third-party video streaming platforms, much like did. The launch came complete with a little manifest that made fun of rights holders and law enforcement agencies, proclaiming that “your favorite streaming site is back” and concluding with: “Legends may sleep, but they never die.”

This apparently ruffled some feathers over at, another site that has been trying to follow in’s footsteps. “ is the only clone,” a message on the site’s home page reads. “We have the entire database.” The admins then advise users not to trust any other site that tries to cash in on’s popularity, and allege that some people have tried to simply steal’s database, essentially copying all the movie links from its catalog, something that can be done with a few automated scripts.

Video2k has been successful at portraying itself as a project started by former admins after German authorities took the site down in early June, but those claims have to be taken with a grain of salt: Posts on a webmaster forum show that Video2k launched at least a month before authorities took action against The nature of the forum in question also reveals what this conflict really is about: Webmaster Junction is all about monetizing websites.

2 Responses to “Pirate site accuses competitor of… pirating?”

  1. Songwriter

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Hey, Video2k … why don’t you try suing them for Copyright infringement? Oh … wait … YOU CAN’T! How’s it feel now? Jackwagons!

  2. txpatriot

    Wow this is funny.

    And it doesn’t surprise me a bit that the usual hordes of piracy defenders haven’t made a peep in response to this article.

    What a bunch of hypocrites . . .