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Steam EU Legal Conflict

German consumer organization Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband outlines objections to changes to the Steam end-user license agreement, complaining that declining the agreement causes users to lose access to previously purchased games, and also runs afoul of a recent legal ruling in the EU that requires the ability to resell games purchased through digital distribution. According to a translation of this article this requires Valve to issue a "required declaration of failure" by next week, which Blend Games describes a response to a cease and desist order.

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9. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 21, 2012, 11:37 SimplyMonk
 
nin wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 11:33:
Quboid wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 11:24:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 10:47:
Interesting that our EU friends have to now carry the banner of freedom for us Americans. We all know changing the terms after the fact IS A NO NO. Good for them, hope they win and reverse this recent trend of BS.

It seems that a great many people in America have been duped into thinking that freedom means freedom for companies to do what they like. In fairness, I hear that companies are people over there.

I think it's more apathy than anything...

It is actually a lot more complicated than that. You see, the real problem that we face here as a nation is that...

Wait. One second. There is a "Toddlers in Tiaras" marathon on! I love this show!

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