French court: Steam games must be resold

European users have won the right to resell games purchased in the Steam digital store, just like any other physical product. Such a decision was made by the Paris court of first instance. Valve is going to appeal this decision.

The company’s lawyers in court appealed to the fact that Steam is a subscription service. While the court rejected this claim, noting that Steam does not sell games as part of a subscription package. He ruled that Valve’s policy on reselling games is at odds with European Union laws that regulate the flow of digital products.

“The decision will not have any effect on Steam while the case is under appeal,” said a service representative.

If the appeal does not work, Valve will either have to change the policy of his store or face heavy fines.

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