Blackhawk wrote on Feb 20, 2012, 21:47:
Razumen wrote on Feb 20, 2012, 19:59:
Yeah, far be it from us to expect the co-founder and managing director of Valve to know the details of his own business.
We live in a society where even lawyers have to specialize in a narrow branch of the law to gain an even basic understanding of it. There is absolutely no reason to expect a 'managing director' to understand the thousands of subtle legal quirks related to a company. That's why corporations have packs of expensive attorneys - to tell the directors how things work when they have need of a specific piece of information.
This isn't some small trivial piece of information we're talking about here, this is a basic question of what rights the customer has to the content they're purchased on Steam. Considering that Gabe is basically the 'talking head' of Valve and the 'managing director (Yes, the "Managing Director" or in other words, the CEO - you know, the Head honcho, the big guy, the boss.) I think it is not unreasonable that the head of the company should have informed answers to these kind of expected questions beforehand.