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My opinion about game rules is the following: the wording of game rules is what falls under the copyright, not the game itself, i.e., a different description of the same game doesn't fall under a copyright protection. The situation becomes different when a game is patented. However, in all cases when you think the chess variant pages violate your rights or those of someone you represent in one way or another, e.g. copyrights, patents, trademarks or otherwise, please let us know, and we will try to correct the situation.

WWW page written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: 1995/July 16, 1999.