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http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Valve-Slammed-By-Consumer-Protection-Issued-Cease-Desist-Anti-Consumerist-EULA-47038.html

Ignore this thread if it was already posted .
Yeah, pretty crappy move. Hopefully this will get the attention of people outside of the gaming world.

My opinion that if Steam ever goes screwy, we're screwed with or without it unless they ever give us the option to burn the files.
Amen.
Thank goodness I only own $18 or so worth of games on that service. Ugh.

Never could stand Steam.
In other valve news:

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/19/first-valve-hardware-to-go-into-beta-next-year/
Services can, and frequently do, change their EULA to reflect changes to the industry over time.

Remember, Steam is considered a service, not the purchase of nonconsumable goods. Every damn time you buy something on Steam, you agree to basically that..

Consider also for a moment that this EULA change was in response to a law allowing the transfer of digital goods.. that opens a very messy can of worms.
I hope this ends up forcing steam to change their EULA, and that then EA/Origin ends up changing as well, to avoid getting into similar issues.
Well, apart from a few technicalities the article is correct (It draws some connections that are simply not there). As I said countless times ago, no company can force acceptance to an ToS change. (They could simply change the ToS in many case without asking, however.)
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Zolgar: Remember, Steam is considered a service, not the purchase of nonconsumable goods. Every damn time you buy something on Steam, you agree to basically that..
I can't count how many times I have to correct this.

Yes, Steam is a service, but you buy the gaming licenses just as if you bought them on any other DD store. The SSA is just a contract tying those licenses to Steam. But you own the license and Steam can't take it away. They can cancel the SSA in regards to each game, but that makes them liable for damages if they don't "unlock" the game first.
Post edited September 19, 2012 by SimonG
Hilarious this happens like a week after the mods on the steam forums locked the topic about the EULA saying "These forums aren't the place to talk about legal issues". Ofcourse on that same page there was a topic open about leaving you account to someone after death which had mod posts in it. Guess that wouldn't be a "legal issue"

Either way I'm glad something came of it. If not accepting the EULA let you still play your stuff offline I doubt this would have happened.

Edit: Just checked the SPUF and see the mods are locking topics about this.
Post edited September 19, 2012 by Fictionvision
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Fictionvision: Edit: Just checked the SPUF and see the mods are locking topics about this.
XD!

Because that works so well on the internet....
I just realized what I would do, were Valve to do something like this! I'd immediately throw my ethics in the bin too and become a pirate myself, as loathsome as most of them are.
In b4 pheace and fred_dm
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mondo84: In b4 pheace and fred_dm
You can start the countdown . :)
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Crowned: I just realized what I would do, were Valve to do something like this! I'd immediately throw my ethics in the bin too and become a pirate myself, as loathsome as most of them are.
Hey! I resent that :/
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Crowned: I just realized what I would do, were Valve to do something like this! I'd immediately throw my ethics in the bin too and become a pirate myself, as loathsome as most of them are.
I would too, because it's Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day!