This French article
has word that a French court has ruled that users should
be permitted to resell games and other media purchased through Steam
has a reaction from Valve saying they will appeal the ruling. There is
an article about the ruling
that outlines it in English so we don't have to resort to
Google Translate. Here's word:
“In a judgement rendered on September 17th
by the Paris District Court… The Association for the Defence of Consumer Rights
managed to obtain the cancellation of a number of clauses that Valve imposed on
Steam,” the website says.
The biggest cancellation is that of Valve’s licensing of Steam games. Although
you pay full price for titles on Steam, you do not own games you buy on Steam.
This ruling changes that: by allowing you to sell your Steam games that you’ve
purchased, gamers now have some form of control over their titles. The ruling
doesn’t just apply to games. Games, movies, trading cards and more are all