World Chess Loses Move To Halt Updates From Championship

By Melissa Daniels (November 22, 2016, 9:22 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge has cleared the way for live online updates from the World Chess Championship, ruling Tuesday that the official commercial rights holder of this year's match failed to show how it would benefit from an injunction against rival websites' coverage.

World Chess filed suit earlier this month seeking $4.5 million in damages on claims that Chessgames.com and Chess24.com are "free-riding" on its rights by publishing live updates of in-progress matches.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero elaborates on a Nov. 14 order when he denied the plaintiffs' request for injunctive relief.

"The Court is not...

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