Great excitement in chess: Parasitic motives

For years, the Russian chess promoter Ilya Merenzon tried with his business World Chess enforce that he can show as an organiser, games exclusive. Websites whic

Great excitement in chess: Parasitic motives

For years, the Russian chess promoter Ilya Merenzon tried with his business World Chess enforce that he can show as an organiser, games exclusive. Websites which transferred the trains from him-organised world Cup campaigns and candidates tournaments without delay, he sued. A commercial court in Moscow, and a district court in New York rejected his claims. In Paris Merenzon got now, for the first time right. The Website "ArtdesEchecs.fr" have exploited "low-parasitic motives," the fruits of Merenzons investments, the third chamber of the first section of the Tribunal Judiciaire de Paris and sentenced the operator of the Website to make a payment of 50,000 Euro for damages and 15,000 euros court cost of damages. Merenzons company World Chess celebrating this as a breakthrough: "In the first ruling of its kind, the court has recognized that chess organizers have a right to property and, therefore, the live broadcast of the games exclusive to monetize, and that is the essential commercial value of a chess event."

The Paris-based judgment, he launched the first Russian media. World Chess has, like about eighty other companies, a postal address in London, however, employees and telephone numbers are as Russian as the investors around the billionaire Igor Rybakov. You Merenzon want to have in may 2019 six million American dollars. For years, he announces plans to bring World Chess on a stock exchange.

silence agreed

In difference to chess pages Merenzon sued earlier, has not "defended artdesechecs.fr". This Website consisted of only a short time and had very little content. During the world Cup finals in 2018 between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, they transferred four of the twelve games with comments by Fabien Libiszewski. "I was correctly rewarded, but I never heard back from my Client," says the French Grand master. Whether or not someone for the ArtdesEchecs.fr offered subscription model paid, don't know Libiszewski.

unlike, it seems, is behind the Website, not a French company, but a man by the name of Alexander Andrey tschenko, with the office address in the southern Russian city of Belgorod. In Russian Chess Andrey tschenko is unknown. On Ask by E-Mail, he responded. Merenzon announced that he had entered into with the responsible of the Website after the judgment, a comparison, and the silence agreed. That "ArtdesEchecs.fr" it was only operated, so that the World Chess lead to a legal dispute and a favorable court may also order that the judgment, denies Merenzon vehemently. Contrary to the press release of World Chess, the Russian Promoter claiming that "the precedent doesn't matter to me, because we have the rights to future events".

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 05:19

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