Morals and Ethics In Chess The Chess Equipment Business

sound67

You have no clue. I agree.

Eyechess

Eh, I’m not Canadian.  

sound67

Talking to your Canadian stalker here.

sound67

Actually , it's very simple. Selling a copy of a copyrighted FIDE set is a transparent violation of copyright, and it's not okay.Making a copy of a historic set that's in the publuc domain, no matter how it came to be, is very much okay. 

zagryan
sleazymate wrote:

We are going into another lockdown in England due to Covid. You guys are arguing over nothing. Just be friends and relax. 

+1 . Couldn't have said better.

But then again, I doubt @Eyechess and @sound67 would agree to a ceasefire unless something crazy happens... like Eyechess buying a SC set and Sound67 buying a Noj.

lighthouse

Chessboxing: the new craze where brain meets brawn

Season’s beatings

Or sling your many repro chess sets at each other till last man is standing ?

Audioq
zagryan wrote:
sleazymate wrote:

We are going into another lockdown in England due to Covid. You guys are arguing over nothing. Just be friends and relax. 

+1 . Couldn't have said better.

But then again, I doubt @Eyechess and @sound67 would agree to a ceasefire unless something crazy happens... like Eyechess buying a SC set and Sound67 buying a Noj.

+1. We have lost a lot of good posters on here due to bickering. @Eyechess and @sound67 appear to disagree on some issues. Fine state your position and agree to disagree. It's not exactly life and death here.

Audioq
sound67 wrote:

Actually , it's very simple. Selling a copy of a copyrighted FIDE set is a transparent violation of copyright, and it's not okay.Making a copy of a historic set that's in the publuc domain, no matter how it came to be, is very much okay. 

IP law is anything but simple. OS mentioned that he thought World Chess may have a patent on the set, WC responded that they had a design registration. You mention that sets may be copyrighted. As I noted above one individual has registered a Trademark for the mark "Staunton Chessmen".

These are all different types/systems of IP and it's unlikely that all of them can apply to a chess set. From an ethical point of view if a set is a staunton set I don't feel it should merit any protection. But from a legal point of view I really don't know and I doubt if anyone here knows either. Having said that I would tend not to buy a copy of a set someone has designed and put a lot of effort into, as long as it is still available. Luckily, I think the Weil set is a travesty. So I don't have any decisions to make there.       

Eyechess

Actually, even though we disagree, sound and I usually get along quite well.

zagryan, I resemble that remark.

zagryan
lighthouse wrote:

 

Chessboxing: the new craze where brain meets brawn
Season’s beatings

Or sling your many repro chess sets at each other till last man is standing ?

@lighthouse - What a symbolic photo!

For the first time, I finally understand why @Eyechess and @sound67 have so many chess sets :-)

zagryan
OFFICIALSTAUNTON wrote:

UPDATE - WORLD CHESS ...

Advise of a design registration therefore now they have finally replied we will, of course, remove those sets and as someone suggested simply become an official reseller - I must add I doubt this design would hold up if challenged as it is a redesign of staunton chess pieces only. 

@OFFICIALSTAUNTON - I take my hat off to you sir for your swift action in addressing the Fide World Chess issue and for having been involved in the chess equipment business for such a long time. You surely must have seen things we buyers would not believe.

MCH818
sleazymate wrote:

We are going into another lockdown in England due to Covid. You guys are arguing over nothing. Just be friends and relax. 

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope things will be better soon in England. Good luck.

OFFICIALSTAUNTON
zagryan wrote:
OFFICIALSTAUNTON wrote:

UPDATE - WORLD CHESS ...

Advise of a design registration therefore now they have finally replied we will, of course, remove those sets and as someone suggested simply become an official reseller - I must add I doubt this design would hold up if challenged as it is a redesign of staunton chess pieces only. 

@OFFICIALSTAUNTON - I take my hat off to you sir for your swift action in addressing the Fide World Chess issue and for having been involved in the chess equipment business for such a long time. You surely must have seen things we buyers would not believe.

thank you