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hummer010: How is this a DRM problem?

It amazes me that Humble allows us to gift the steam keys at all. We are truly getting 2 copies of any DRM free game from humble - the DRM free copy on the humble page, and steam copy which we can give away.
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Sir.Braka: well,if it happends the way you describe then ,no but apparentrly this wasnt how i Went in evele 's case.

what he described is a typical DRM : movement.Digital Rights Management also called Digital Restrictions Management, and probaly what happend him.
It seems that new bundles have a gift button to the right of the Steam key. Old ones didn't and the Humble support page tells me that I am only allowed to pass on the entire bundle in that case...otoh, these "old" bundles (the one I am looking at as a test case is HumbleBundle 7 from 2012 or thereabouts) are not automatically redeemed and I am given a Steam key to then add each game manually.
Soooo...it would be possible to just pass on the Steam keys but is that legal at all? Or just a grey zone that could be used?
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Sir.Braka: well,if it happends the way you describe then ,no but apparentrly this wasnt how i Went in evele 's case.

what he described is a typical DRM : movement.Digital Rights Management also called Digital Restrictions Management, and probaly what happend him.
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eleve: It seems that new bundles have a gift button to the right of the Steam key. Old ones didn't and the Humble support page tells me that I am only allowed to pass on the entire bundle in that case...otoh, these "old" bundles (the one I am looking at as a test case is HumbleBundle 7 from 2012 or thereabouts) are not automatically redeemed and I am given a Steam key to then add each game manually.
Soooo...it would be possible to just pass on the Steam keys but is that legal at all? Or just a grey zone that could be used?
very legal! you bought them,you own them,who activates them has nothing to do with it! simply put if you buy a sweater,you dont have to wear it! its about two different kind of DRM the ones i stated above. the later one is just a way to block you from give/pass it on further to someone else.
Post edited 5 minutes ago by Sir.Braka
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eleve: Soooo...it would be possible to just pass on the Steam keys but is that legal at all? Or just a grey zone that could be used?
It has been asked and discused. Although you don't explicitely get the right to pass the keys in the Terms of Use, HB seems ok with it.