Some videos and e-resources
SOME CHESS READING (pdfs)
We will be posting interesting reading materials here in future.
Should you use such sites?
Obviously, there are technical risks involved in down-loading any material from the internet - so make sure your virus protection etc. is sound as normal. More difficult are the legal-ethical issues. Here is a very interesting article from the Guardian discussing the rights and (in this article especially) the wrongs of such "piracy". Speaking personally, I am happy to download books for personal and educational use - because I do not believe ideas and knowledge should be a commodity. Once in the pubic domain, ideas and knowledge should be common property; restricting access to them (through copyright or further commercial activity) is a public harm. That authors (let alone publishers) "need to make a living" from their creative efforts is not, for me at least, a sufficient justification for this public harm. Their reward and livelihood should arise from the creation and sharing of ideas and knowledge - not from their rationing. But these are only my views - they are not a position of our Club!
Of course - you will decide for yourself