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Steam in legal hot water

Valve’s market-changing Steam software, arguably the first and last word in the digital distribution market, may soon be taken to court by the Federation of German Consumer Organisations over its terms of service, MCV reported earlier this week.
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Of course this touches on the riveting legal issue (honestly!) of what happens when you buy a digital version of a game, as opposed to actually buying something tangible from a shop. Who really “owns” the software has been a thorny topic for some time now, as Microsoft so recently learned… Do you care about this? Or is it worth exchanging a few rights for the convenience of delivery (and let's not forget that Summer Sale)?

Last updated: 06/08/2018 21:56:55

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