Popcorn Time is dead. Long live Popcorn Time!

Pirates around the world are in mourning after the death of one of their idols: Popcorn Time.

The “Netflix for piracy,” which used the BitTorrent protocol to let users (illegally) stream films and TV shows, has passed on to the digital afterlife. At least, so it would seem to visitors of popcorn-time.tw.

A message was this week posted to the website, emblazoned with the letters “R.I.P.” Alongside the fatal abbreviation was a macabre revamp of the service’s iconic logo. Underneath the gruesome image, a Google Trends screenshot illustrated the declining interest in the service — a clue, perhaps, that its tragic end was caused by cruel neglect.