French courts say that Valve has to let users re-sell their digital games

French courts say that Valve has to let users re-sell their digital games

Steam was this week hit with a ruling from a French court that penalizes the site for banning the resale of digital games. The UFC Que Choisir, a French consumer rights group, filed against Valve, alleging that the company was illegally prohibiting the sale of personally-owned property (in this case, the purchased codes).

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 7 months

I don’t understand. What’s the point in paying then if you can just buy a game and sell it for most of the cost back.

porcus 7 months


Pakorn Wattanavrangkul
Pakorn Wattanavrangkul 7 months

You can already do this, it’s called selling your steam account.

Pakorn Wattanavrangkul
Pakorn Wattanavrangkul 7 months

Rip indies and modding.

Edmond_Dantes 7 months

How do you resell a digital product?

Oprahsanalbeads 7 months

this is actually probably a net positive for steam. they now set up a "gamer to gamer exchange" people can sell a game for whatever they want, steam takes a percentage of the sale for "facilitating" the transfer. it's basically just reorganizing a spread sheet for money lol. this is going to be a win win for everyone IMO.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 7 months

Hmm, this is how it used to be with physical games, but the physical product would degrade over time. Doesn't make sense to force Valve to do this. unnecessary government intervention!

Krešimir Turkalj
Krešimir Turkalj 7 months

Doesn't it state that you DON'T OWN games/assets/content, but rather you pay to get access to it in EULA? I'm fairly sure I read it somewhere on one of those agreements.

Unkars Thug
Unkars Thug 7 months

Will this effect America?

noonespecific 7 months

What's to stop somebody from buying games on sale then just turning around and reselling at a small profit. Since it's digital there wot be no lose in value.

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