World Chess Files $4.5M Piracy Suit Over Players' Moves

By Dorothy Atkins (November 8, 2016, 7:16 PM EST) -- The official commercial rights holder of this year's world chess championship hit two chess websites with a lawsuit in New York federal court on Monday, seeking $4.5 million in damages for pirating chess player moves from its website and a block from publishing chess plays from an upcoming championship match.

World Chess Events Ltd. and its subsidiary World Chess U.S. Inc. allege the owners behind and have been "free-riding" off World Chess' rights to championship games by misappropriating its content. The websites plan to do it again for the Nov. 11 world championship game, but the court should stop...

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