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by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

That's surprising... first you advocate FIDE/Agon should be allowed to charge any arbitrary amount for an exclusive live games broadcast and then you are not a subscriber of their services? How odd. Unless you are not interested in the live broadcasts at all and you are happy for OTHER chess fans t...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Incidentally, since you mention pgn4web, I find it amusing to see how Agon is committed to the principle of defending at any cost the copyright they think they have on chess moves, while at the same time Agon used in the past an open source software for the live broadcast of their events and "forgo...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Sure. But beginners don't play in FIDE-rated tournaments, if they play in any tournaments. So it's still long-term gain.
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

What's a polite way of saying to FIDE "Look, we know you're trying to do what's best for chess, but we're the English and we don't actually want anyone (including ourselves) to succeed at anything, so the only way you're going to make us happy is to crawl into a hole and die"? Sarcasm aside, I find...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

What's a polite way of saying to FIDE "Look, we know you're trying to do what's best for chess, but we're the English and we don't actually want anyone (including ourselves) to succeed at anything, so the only way you're going to make us happy is to crawl into a hole and die"? You can say whatever ...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

What's a polite way of saying to FIDE "Look, we know you're trying to do what's best for chess, but we're the English and we don't actually want anyone (including ourselves) to succeed at anything, so the only way you're going to make us happy is to crawl into a hole and die"?
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I don't see why Agon and FIDE don't get out of the way. As they prefer instead to be boneheaded and bullying, why should we be particularly mindful of their interests? Because they're FIDE. The Federation Internationale des Echecs. And several pages ago you were insisting that the whole thing didn'...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

People pay for membership of online servers. In some cases that includes additional services on the live games. So if you want an in depth analysis of a game from the 4NCL, they can offer it. But it's the online servers, not Agon or FIDE who have built the audience. That's mainly as a chess playing...
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: 8571

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: 8571

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: 8571

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: 8571

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: 8571

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: 8571

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: 8571

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...