World Chess Files $4.5M Piracy Suit Over Players' Moves
Law360, San Francisco (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 chessgames.com and chess24.com 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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