French courts have just struck down several user agreement clauses for Valve’s online PC storefront, Steam, including restrictions on the resale of digital games. Valve has announced that it will appeal the court’s decision.
As reported by French publication Numerama, French consumer advocacy group UFC- Que Chosoir announced a legal victory against Steam today. According to the report, the group successfully got the courts to cancel clauses within Steam the group claims were anti-consumer. This includes Valve’s policy against reselling digital games purchased from Steam.
“The most significant of those concerns
the one that forbade the resale of
video games,” it says in the Numerama report. “That means the products are not related to a particular physical medium (a cartridge or a disk, for example).”
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