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    Default Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership




    Steam users own the games they purchase and should be able to resell them when they want to, just like owners of traditional card or board games can, said Carola Elbrecht, project manager for consumer rights in the digital world at the VZBV, on Thursday. But while those traditional game owners can resell their games whenever they like, Steam users often cannot, she said.

    Valve sued in Germany over game ownership | PCWorld

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    Default Re: Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership

    She has a valid point. I have several Steam games I'd like to give away or sell, but I can't. It's always been mildly frustrating.
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    Default Re: Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership

    I agree, the idea we are merely "leasing" the game we purchased is insane. While companies maximize profit, users are stripped of their right of ownership.

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    Default Re: Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership

    just as apple is doing with their latest OS
    you cant get the CD?
    sounds like a well planed very legal scam.
    pleas take a moment to watch and share this in it's ENTIRETY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20RoAfflGCM
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    that's crazy. at least console gamers can sell their games back or to other people.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    that's crazy. at least console gamers can sell their games back or to other people.
    Not next-gen consoles

    http://www.slashgear.com/playstation...ames-29220577/

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    Default Re: Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    damn that sucks i usually play the game and beat it then trade it in for something else. only games i usual keep are the Call of Duty games
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    She has a valid point. I have several Steam games I'd like to give away or sell, but I can't. It's always been mildly frustrating.
    Her points not valid, there are several company's that do not allow key codes for games to be reused by another person, even the new Far Cry only allows the game to be installed on one system. I tried installing the game on a 2nd system, yes the game installed, but you can't use it.
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    Default Re: Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by calemus View Post
    just as apple is doing with their latest OS
    you cant get the CD?
    sounds like a well planed very legal scam.
    they sell it on USB flash drive instead or download, however you don't really understand Apple's EULA. No matter you own the CD or a downloaded version, you cannot use it on non-branded apple products or redistributed.

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