Sun, Feb 03, 2013 | 21:53 GMT
Valve aware of VZBV lawsuit, not much concerned
Valve has not yet received formal notification of a complaint raised by German consumer group VZBV, and doesn’t seem worried.
“We are aware of the press release about the lawsuit filed by the VZBV, but we have not yet seen the actual complaint,” Valve’s Doug Lombardi told Gamasutra.
“That said, we understand the complaint is somehow regarding the transferability of Steam accounts, despite the fact that this issue has already been ruled upon favorably to Valve in a prior case between Valve and the VZBV by the German supreme court. For now, we are continuing to extend the Steam services to gamers in Germany and around the world.”
The VZBV began its latest campaign against Valve in September last year, following changes to its EULA. The case rests on a recent European Union decision which ruled that publishers cannot legally block users from onsell of pre-owned digital games.