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by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

What a super way to drive all the casual fans away that would be. Not just the entirely casual ones. For 35 years I watched Test match cricket on television whenever I could. Then it became unavailable, but the withdrawal symptoms were nowhere near as bad as I had expected, and I discovered that li...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Not of getting people to give money to FIDE. Of getting people to give money to chess booksellers and chess clubs, sure - but isn't that rather our job? Why are we looking expectantly at the organisers of the world championship match to do that work for us? We talk about spending money on "chess" as...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I wouldn't mind hearing that "free stuff" phrase a lot less. Chessplayers don't like "free stuff" more than anybody else. It so happens that there is something called the internet and over the past twwenty years, large amounts of chess information, like lots of other kinds of information, has becom...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Whether it was anything to do with chess was not the point at issue. Eh? "The major pertinent detail, which is that decisions by sporting federations can be and are successfully challenged in the courts." Now you're telling me it doesn't matter who made the decision because it was per se illegal. O...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I yet have to see a clear argument why such a regulation would be beneficial to the chess world. Keep in mind, a few people making a better profit, that is not a necessarily beneficial to the chess world. Because it increases the chances of making chess tournaments financially viable in their own r...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Moreover, before even questioning whether FIDE will be ultimately be allowed to act on such a regulation, I yet have to see a clear argument why such a regulation would be beneficial to the chess world. On my count, that now makes it 2-1, plus a lot of fence-sitters. Nick, what are you contributing...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

With regard to your second point, so what? How often have people had to go to the courts against the chess authorities? With regard to your first point, what's your objection to my interpretation of the 1977 case, which went against the cricket authorities? So there aren't any examples, you're just...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Yes, it very well might be. When cricketers were banned from consideration for Test cricket, they had no right as such to play at that level, but the ban was ruled illegal nonetheless. No it wasn't. No ban was ever "ruled illegal". That's simply untrue - don't know what more I can say. I think you ...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

You're leaving out some crucial details from both examples. I am not however leaving out the major pertinent detail, which is that decisions by sporting federations can be and are successfully challenged in the courts. When the issue at stake is illegal behaviour, like defrauding the public purse o...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

For example, do you remember when the European football associations tried to limit the number of foreign players in their teams, including the ones from other EU countries? They tried adding such a rule for their members, they were challenged in court, they lost. And that's why we don't have a rul...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

However, had they been confident that their position could be enforced extra-legally, they would have not needed to waste time and money on their lost legal cause. They could have started with threats of fines and bans. We could speculate endlessly about what was in Agon's heads. We've no way of kn...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

|I agree FIDE can't enforce rules that apply to everybody, but it can make up whatever rules it likes for its members (assuming it can get its members to agree to the necessary rule changes). So banning someone from playing chess is not possible, but banning them from playing in FIDE organised even...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Do you think they were assisted the fact that Agon's online show was so grotesquely bad? Not really. Because you'd have had to subscribe to the Agon package in the first place to find out that you preferred chess24's. Not at all sure about that. I’m reminded of Simon Munnery’s line about a Chris Mo...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

So it does, in fact, come down to whether we approve of Agon and FIDE as organisations. (No-one is declaring themselves the sole authority on anything.) No, because CAS would ultimately decide; it isn't about approving of, or not, FIDE or AGON, it is about being able to enjoy watching chess and usi...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8435

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I mean you can't just suddenly abstract an issue from a legal framework within which it has previously been determined, declare yourself the sole authority on the matter and ignore what's gone before. So it does, in fact, come down to whether we approve of Agon and FIDE as organisations. (No-one is...