Flickchart vs. MovieWeb

Nathan Chase

Nathan Chase is a co-founder and the designer of Flickchart. He's also a multimedia designer & developer living in central Florida, an online culture and social networking enthusiast, a proud father, an avid PC gamer, an incessant movie watcher, known for an eclectic musical taste, periodically avoiding being shot by paintballs, and often writing and performing music - on the drums, guitar, piano, or computer. You can find Nathan on Flickchart as Zampa, and email him at nathan@flickchart.com.

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19 Responses

  1. JRM says:

    Sue their ass.

  2. Erik says:

    Go get ’em, guys.

  3. Nigel Druitt says:

    Shameless.

    I wish you guys the best of luck in this fight, Nathan.
    Such a shame that you should have to have such a fight on your hands.

  4. Erik says:

    Sorry for commenting a second time, but I just got done reading the document and looking more carefully at the screenshots.

    It was obvious they were copying Flickchart before, but I had absolutely no idea just how bad it really was. It’s disgusting.

    I gotta say though, I hadn’t even though about the “breach of contract” issue. Nice.

  5. ottobud says:

    So sad to see you have to do this, but good on you for taking action! I support you guys 100% in your claim. All the best.

  6. Jandy says:

    It sucks that it had to come to this (and that they did it in the first place), but now that it has, go kick some legal ass! We’re behind you all the way.

  7. kingofpain says:

    One almost has to wonder if the apocalypse of humankind is upon us when people like those at Movieweb can be confronted with irrefutable examples of their wrongdoing and actually refuse to acknowledge it. I think I’ll go pick up a copy of War & Peace, change around a few sentences and re-title it “Conflict & Tranquilty” and claim it as my own. Or maybe copy the Mona Lisa, but give her blonde hair and call it Mandy Lindstrom.

  8. As all of us understand when comparing two similar movies that the first one we see establishes the baseline for the match. The second movie needs to seriously establish its own identity in order to avoid being dismissed out of hand. Wyatt Earp is generally respected, but Tombstone gets all the love. Everything else being equal, it would still come down to this: Val Kilmer was amazing and the best anyone has said about Dennis Quaid’s performance as Doc Holliday was that it was different from Kilmer’s.

    You can’t even make that claim on behalf of MovieWeb.

  9. Al Topich says:

    Note for note, it’s the exact same thing. They even have the pie charts. It’s just sickening how lazy and unimaginative these MovieWeb goons are. I’m sure at the end of the day, karma will give them their just deserts.

  10. mrjeffwright says:

    This is wrong in so many ways… Sue the f**k outta them, guys!

  11. Ryan Stuckey says:

    Their imitation is so obvious it’s almost laughable. Hopefully this ends quickly and tidily.

  12. I am not a litigious guy by nature, but this is bald-faced theft. I hope you get results.

  13. It’s rare that I get up in arms about a subject, but I don’t think I’ve seen such a case of blatantly egregious as what MovieWeb has done here. Go kick their ass, and get what you deserve!

  14. [A] says:

    Go get ’em, tiger(s)

  15. Jertown says:

    This is astonishing. It’s hard to believe that there are people who steal/copy work from others and claim it as their own. In an age where there is so much potential and so many available tools for creativity, how does someone turn to theft? Laziness. Shameful.

    I’m behind you guys as well. :)

  16. johnmurphy01 says:

    Blatantly obvious that they took the interface layout, design and ideas directly from Flickchart. It surprises me that they refused to take down the feature from their site. They are going to lose.

  17. Scott Annese says:

    The changes still look the damn same….

  18. Npcraig says:

    Wow. I signed up for moviewebs thing and now read this. It is a exact copy of yours. I’m shocked someone thought they could actually release this and think it would fly.

  1. April 28, 2011

    […] that any industry has its hacks, but evidence that they have no shame. Luckily the good folks at Flickchart have gone on the offensive. We support them, as we never really liked those MovieWeb guys, anyway. They always picked us last […]