French high court rules against Steam in digital reselling case

The question of whether or not digital games should be resellable on Steam has been long-discussed and now Paris' high court has ruled against Steam in the case.

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The games industry is ever-changing and as consumers have been more inclined to buy digital games through digital launchers and console stores, the question of whether or not those games should be resellable by the consumer has got heavily discussed. In Steam's case, it has even been taken to court and recently, the Paris high court ruled against the digital sales giant, in favour of consumer rights group UFC-Que Choisir.

The ruling stated that banning users from reselling games bought on the platform violates European Union law, as reported by Next Inpact via PC Gamer.

The court ruled that Valve would be given one month to make the changes necessary and that, if Valve would not comply, pay a daily fine of €3,000 for up to six months.

Valve has since told PC Gamer that the company will appeal the ruling, stating "We disagree with the decision of the Paris Court of First Instance and will appeal it. The decision will have no effect on Steam while the case is on appeal".

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French high court rules against Steam in digital reselling case

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