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by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Retransmitting moves on your own website that were received from the official broadcast may not be live, but, for chess broadcasting, it's as good as. If I wanted to watch a broadcast on a particular website because I liked their commentators, for example, it wouldn't bother me that there was a sli...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Unless they're using extra-sensory perception, there's got to be a chain of communication that leads back to someone in the playing hall, who is therefore contributing to the organisation of the live broadcast. Simple enough, the moves as played are recorded on a website. If you want to discuss the...
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Your point does not elude me but its relevance does Chess game takes place in hall. Broadcaster sits in studio hundreds of miles away. How does broadcaster get hold of moves as they're being played? The American court judgement talks about "secondary sources". How do the secondary sources get hold ...
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

"contributing to organization of unauthorized live move-by-move broadcast" - messaging the moves to your friend at chess24 as they're played would be contributing to their live move-by-move broadcast, no?
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Yes. FIDE would quite like it if we treated the facts represented by chess moves in the same manner as the fact of who wins Bake Off. They can't punish people in the courts for passing facts to the media, so this is how they're going to withdraw certain chess privileges from them instead.
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:50 pm
But those people aren't its employees or contracted to it.
They've accepted the terms and conditions on the ticket by being in the playing hall.
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

No, it isn't. In the first place, it's not the law, and it's an argument that Agon have had available to them in several court judgements. So it's simply not their call to make. In the second place, were the media to discover who had won GBBO, and to publicise the fact, the show's owners couldn't d...
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Well,they've tried to revise them, and courts in two different legal systems have told them they're not interested. I saw the US judgement. It seemed to me to ignore the question of what's actually valuable to people. It makes no sense to give chess24 a free pass because they're producing content f...
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3124
Views: 343707

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Not sure if this counts, but https://www.eno.org/whats-on/chess/
Bad chess and bad drama. Six people shouting at each other for three hours. Would love to sit down with the musical score and a red pen some time.
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Or are we happy to see more money coming into chess as long as it's not coming into FIDE and Agon? Just asking, what is the reason for minding where it comes from? I certainly wouldn't mind the involvement of FIDE or Agon, except that Agon have objectionable business practices and in any case money...
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Do we object to the basic principle that FIDE (Agon) have a right to control the live transmission of the moves from their events? It's obviously content that we value, otherwise we wouldn't complain about losing it. If we want to sustain our core of chess "professionals", we either carry on giving ...
by Chris Goodall
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8688

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

"prohibition on taking part in a chess competition, or in any chess-related activity"

Now I want to violate these rules twice, just to find out whose army is going to be guarding Starbucks in case I pull out a chessboard.
by Chris Goodall
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 7051

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

An actitivity is a sport if I believe it is. You want it a bit longer? An actitivity is a sport if the person considering the matter believe it is. I mean, sure, but no-one would claim that drinking tea and reading this forum is a sport, so there must be something we can say about what the word sig...
by Chris Goodall
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 7051

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

It is the only relevant physical aspect because as already mentioned you could play equally well without physical motion. You are the one trying to reduce the whole question of defining what makes a sport down to a single factor. Even reducing the physical aspect down further into Gravity alone. It...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 7051

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

the relevant physical aspect of chess Is this physical aspect of chess sufficient, by itself, to make chess into a sport, or not? It's a simple enough question. If it is, then it must also be sufficient to make watching football a sport. If it isn't, then I prefer my simple definition of sport that...