One publishing house paid another publishing house $3,000. That is petty cash.
That is what you get for persistent non-payment of parking fines or for non-payment of a TV license.
Apparently there are 70 people a year jailed in the UK because they have not paid their TV license.
How many people a year in the UK actually go to jail for plagiarism?
If you cannot see the funny side of RDK 'apparently' copying and pasting and this lot
running around screaming as if he was a latter day Charles Manson then I'm sorry but I do.
Hi Jonathan B.
"..... chess journalism in this country wasnâ€™t very good. An opinion that I agree with..."
It is the game of Chess we are talking about.
These journalists are not wading up to their knees in daffodils and wandering over hill and dale.
It's a board game with 32 wooden pieces played on a board of 64 squares.
They use the moves of a game that was played and add in notes.
The choice of games (IMHO) is often wrong. I'd like to see more lower league stuff
played by 1600 players with blunders galore and hack sac unsound attacks.
And I am fed up seeing GM faces on the covers, I want a team pic of Rotherham's 3rd team (and their games.)
But the lad's who write up the games do what is on the can.
So where is the beef? What drove you away one articles? one interview....What?
When I complain about something or someone I give a name and a reason.
I never hesitate to name if I think it's guff.
http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=389
I have a good moan about David Le Moir because he does not give the names of the losers because
they fell into a trap. Strewth, if I worried about fragile ego's I'd have nothing to write about...it's only a game.
So you will have to name some of these poor journalists because on the whole I tend to think they do OK.
We need names and exerts from the pieces they have written that have driven you
to stop buying chess magazines. Put it up on the S & B blog and feed us the link.
But I don't think you will for the very same reasons why CHESS and BCM don't get involved in this mess.
You won't get sued (more about that later) but you will be needlessly stepping on toes.
Look at my mate JR from a few posts back telling us a famous GM had nicked a piece of work.
Did he name him? Of course not. JR knows what he doing. Don't get involved.
It must surely be time consuming going backwards and forwards looking at RDK's column
and seeing if there is a possible link with something he or someone else might have written.
OK it's a labour of love but magazines don't have the resources for this and not only that
they would have to be 100% correct else a lawsuit would surely follow.
What is the ulitimate aim here to close down both magazines and have Ray Keene thrown in jail.
Hmmm....RDK could write a book about being in jail, he could copy it from jeffrey Archer.
That would be funny. It would be likened to a convicted burglar getting his house robbed.
Don't mention that lad's name. Honestly don't get involved.
Possibly one reason why 'The Times' have not sacked RDK is because it would
give the EYE bragging rights. The EYE does have a good gloat when someone is
ousted due to evidence they supplied. The Curse of the Gnome.
I've noticed that they have mention S & B as their source.
That is them slipping their 'get of jail free' card neatly into their back pocket.
"Nothing to do with us Guv, we got it from them."