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It sounds like what you want is a free database which is not copyrighted and not licensed. The best one I know of that fits that bill is Caissabase. It is a free download with no license and this explicit statement of no copyright: Legal/Copyright Where I live facts are not copyrightable, Chess moves played in a game are facts. You'll notice there are no ...


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I don´t think chess games are copyrightable, as they´re just a collection of facts, so games of chess are not considered by the courts to be anyone´s property. I would say that you are free to comercially reproduce a game, as long it´s just that, the moves played in that game. To put in perspective, if you took a screenshot of the result of a videogame, for ...


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Here are the percentages for each promotion type according to different sources: |Promotion type | ChessBase | TWIC | ICCF | -------------------------------------------- | Queen | 96.9 | 97.3 | 96.1 | | Rook | 1.1 | 1.1 | 1.7 | | Knight | 1.8 | 1.3 | 1.7 | | Bishop | 0.2 | 0.3 | 0.5 | Details: ...


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I would like to add a caveat against the blithe assumptions that chess games/score are not possible to copyright. Individually, probably not. But as a collection, 'catalogue copyright' just might apply. In some places, catalogue copyright is used for works that normally could not be protected by copyright, but which still merit some form of protection. ...


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