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Date: 17 Jan 2008 22:06:13
From: accounts receivable
Subject: Chess plagiarism
Dear sir, With a sincere regret I have to inform the world chess community
about the recent incident of an outright plagiarism. In 2006 the Russian
publishing house “Astrel – AST – Tranzitkniga” has published the
book “Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations” by the author N.M. Kalinichenko.
This book is the exact copy of my chess training CD “Intensive Course
Tactics”, that was released several years earlier by the German company
ChessBase. For the past twenty years, whenever I had some free time from my
fulltime job, during evenings and weekends I have been gathering the
material and developing an original classification of chess combinations
for my CDs. And now the main chess work of my life is stolen and published
under somebody else’s name. It is especially regretable to see that a
renowned chess master, an author of many great books on chess theory, has
stained his name with plagiarism.

George Renko





 
Date: 19 Jan 2008 04:07:14
From: yearlypap08
Subject: Re: Chess plagiarism

accounts receivable;255915 Wrote:
> Dear sir, With a sincere regret I have to inform the world ches
> community
> about the recent incident of an outright plagiarism. In 2006 th
> Russian
> publishing house “Astrel – AST – Tranzitkniga” has publishe
> the
> book “Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations” by the author N.M
> Kalinichenko.
> This book is the exact copy of my chess training CD Intensive Course
> Tactics, that was released several years earlier by the German company
> ChessBase. For the past twenty years, whenever I had some free tim
> from my
> fulltime job, during evenings and weekends I have been gathering the
> material and developing an original classification of ches
> combinations
> for my CDs. And now the main chess work of my life is stolen an
> published
> under somebody else's name. It is especially regretable to see that a
> renowned chess master, an author of many great books on chess theory
> has
> stained his name with plagiarism.
>
> George Renko

Snopes: TRUE.

http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt/2006/01/plagiarism_chronicle.htm

Renko published about 2001 Intensive Course Tactics - Chessbase CD.
Kalinichenko converted the content in 2004 to Chess Combination
Encyclopedia (book). Then Convekta bought the rights from Kalinchenk
and made Chess Combinations Encyclopedia CD. (See Natalia'
(info@convekta) comment at the Chess Ninja link.

So two products of Kalinichenko plagiarised Renko: the book and CD
Both companies, Chessbase and Convekta, knew about this since Jan 2006


Nevertheless, Convekta continues to ket Chess Combinations CD an
the book


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yearlypap08


  
Date: 18 Jan 2008 23:57:22
From: Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)
Subject: Re: Chess plagiarism
On Jan 18, 8:07 pm, yearlypap08 <yearlypap08.1d75...@chessbanter.com >
wrote:

> So two products of Kalinichenko plagiarised Renko: the book and CD.
> Both companies, Chessbase and Convekta, knew about this since Jan 2006.
>
> Nevertheless, Convekta continues to ket Chess Combinations CD and
> the book.
>
> --
> yearlypap08

My all sympathy goes to George Renko,
and I have in contempt the dishonest
actions by Kalinchenko and his business
partners in crime.

With this kind of blatant stealing there should
be some legal resources in our 21st century
Global Village to get justice. Perhaps someone
can give a good advice to George Renko, or
help in some other way.

Regards,

Wlod


   
Date: 19 Jan 2008 22:47:38
From: David Richerby
Subject: Re: Chess plagiarism
Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod) <sennajawa@gmail.com > wrote:
> With this kind of blatant stealing there should be some legal
> resources in our 21st century Global Village to get justice. Perhaps
> someone can give a good advice to George Renko, or help in some
> other way.

Well, there are but it's very expensive to sue somebody in a different
country. It's also worth bearing in mind that if Renko transferred
the copyright in his work to its publisher (which is usually the
case), only the publisher can sue for breach of copyright.


Dave.

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