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- - By Sesse (****) [ch] Date 2016-03-06 00:47 Upvotes 1
This could be interesting; Agon seemingly tries to keep a monopoly on the moves from the upcoming Candidates' tournament.

They've seemingly recognized that they cannot do so under copyright law (ie., that chess games in themselves are uncopyrightable), so it attempts they are trying to use contract law (as well as a US-specific doctrine about reporting live or very recent sports results) to enforce it instead; in particular, any website authorized to broadcast moves (which will be, as I understand it, hardly any at all) is required to have an EULA forbidding rebroadcast. And any journalist in the venue caught telling anyone on the outside what the moves are will be thrown out.

It's pretty extreme. And I cannot see it working out well for them in any way.

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Parent - By Sesse (****) Date 2016-03-10 10:46
The rules are now clarified: Their minimum stipulated delay is two hours.
Parent - - By gsgs (**) [de] Date 2016-05-07 06:39
why do we need sport events live ? It's an interesting general,psychological question.
You could as well watch old chess/football/whatever games.
People even go to the stadion and pay for it.
Watching selected old games also has the advantage that they are more interesting.

Well, maybe for sport-betting

For chess you wonder why people still watch human games when computers are
so much better and games are easily available at any time in great numbers.
Parent - By Ozymandias (****) [es] Date 2016-05-07 12:50

>For chess you wonder why people still watch human games when computers are so much better


Yeah, please someone explain that one to me.
Parent - - By Sesse (****) [ch] Date 2016-05-07 18:25
Because it gives you the chance to participate in the public conversation about it.

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Parent - - By gsgs (**) [de] Date 2016-05-08 12:10
but the public conversation about it is created by the public interest in it  in the first place.
So, why is there public interest ?
(Young) people have their idols, people are fans of some (local) sportlers because they want to
be similarly successful, they copy their style and behaviour, they talk with others about it.

Now, in chess, ... you could do the same with engines ?!
Rybka vor, noch ein Tor !
Parent - - By Sesse (****) Date 2016-05-09 13:38
Parent - By gsgs (**) [de] Date 2016-05-18 09:13
I guess, I'm at least one generation behind ... I had to look it up.
(and I still remember the times, when chessplayers were ridiculing about computer-chess)

> From the 2007 video game Portal, in which a self-aware computer, GLaDOS,
> lures the player into participating in dangerous experiments with the promise of cake.
> As the game progresses, the player discovers graffiti left by previous test subjects,
> including the warning "the cake is a lie".
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