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Steam in Hot Water in the EU?

A This recent article follows on news from last year of a possible legal battle over the inability to resell games bought via Steam, which conflicts with a recent EU legal ruling. Word is the VZBV has filed a complaint in a Berlin district court over this. GameSpot has a response from Valve to this, as the company says it has not received a formal notice about his. "We are aware of the press release about the lawsuit filed by the VZBV, but we have not yet seen the actual complaint," Valve said. "That said, we understand the complaint is somehow regarding the transferability of Steam accounts, despite the fact that this issue has already been ruled upon favorably to Valve in a prior case between Valve and the VZBV by the German supreme court. For now, we are continuing to extend the Steam services to gamers in Germany and around the world."

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23. Re: Steam in Hot Water in the EU? Feb 2, 2013, 06:40 eRe4s3r
 
Who knows... Likely Steam will do what you said last, make it an EU only option.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The EU courts ruled that, no matter what the EULA SAYS, you are allowed, and have the RIGHT, to resell a game you bought. But German courts haven't exactly agreed on the issue so far (they probably want to have the government make a specific law about it, because currently the EU law hasn't been transferred fully over.. I am actually hoping this lawsuit works out because the next targets would be the publishers (EA!, UBISOFT) who deadlock games via account registration and make them nontransferable.

I hope this brings about change because the way I see it, when I buy something, I have the right to sell it. EU courts agree. German courts have not really decided yet...
 
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