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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by BrendanJNorman » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:43 am

kramnik wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 am
I suspect the site was hacked by someone who was mistreated by the admins.
Or more likely, by a company who is losing a lot of money due to piracy.

Surely they can afford to hire an "ethical hacker" to solve such a problem for them.

Perhaps the same one who was hired to solve the same "problem" at immortal chess forum? :lol:

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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by Scacchista1977 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:58 am

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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by Ozymandias » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:13 am

BrendanJNorman wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:43 am
kramnik wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 am
I suspect the site was hacked by someone who was mistreated by the admins.
Or more likely, by a company who is losing a lot of money due to piracy.
The only commercial product being "pirated" (does the term apply to chess games?) is the Mega Database.

In general, I wouldn't characterize that forum as a source of copyright infringement; although the private Eman engine is publicly posted on a regular basis, no money is being lost, because it's a free and private endeavour.

That said, both these recurrent themes are in contradiction with forum rules 8 and 9.
8 - Posting download links to or asking for illegal or commercial material is not allowed.
9 - Posting download links to private material without the owner's permission is not allowed.

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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by dannyb » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:40 am

BrendanJNorman wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:43 am
Perhaps the same one who was hired to solve the same "problem" at immortal chess forum? :lol:
immortal chess was more immoral than immortal....glad they put it down

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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by BrendanJNorman » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:47 am

Ozymandias wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:13 am

The only commercial product being "pirated" (does the term apply to chess games?) is the Mega Database.
Really? Perhaps you missed the section where commercial video courses, eBooks (or real book scans) and so on.

It seems only commercial engines are protected.

Other forms of copyrighted material are seemingly fair game.

And ANY of those companies might have motivation to take them down.

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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by glennsamuel32 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:00 am

Scacchista1977 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:58 am

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Thanks for the link !!
Very happy to see it back up again :D
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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by Ozymandias » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:21 am

BrendanJNorman wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:47 am
Ozymandias wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:13 am

The only commercial product being "pirated" (does the term apply to chess games?) is the Mega Database.
Really? Perhaps you missed the section where commercial video courses, eBooks (or real book scans) and so on.

It seems only commercial engines are protected.

Other forms of copyrighted material are seemingly fair game.

And ANY of those companies might have motivation to take them down.
True, I forgot about those. I wonder what's their definition of "commercial material".

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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by kramnik » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 am

Looks like this isn't working too.
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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by dannyb » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:51 am

kramnik wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 am
Looks like this isn't working too.
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Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:58 am

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still working for me

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Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Post by Aleksei » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:00 pm

Ovyron wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Moderation is known to have disrespect for their users
Really? Why is that?
Ovyron wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:30 pm
implementing a "Thanks" system of points that people are forced to follow to be able to see some links, and delete their posts for arbitrary reasons.
Where exactly you saw "Thanks" system etc? :lol: If you have any problems / disagreement then write about it on the forum right away.
No need to slander.

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