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    Steam subscriber agreement prevents class action lawsuits

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/360958/steam-subscriber-agreement-prevents-class-action-lawsuits/

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    SECTION 12 CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. PLEASE READ IT. IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, SOME OR ALL OF SECTION 12 MIGHT NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    An arbitration is a proceeding before a neutral arbitrator, instead of before a judge or jury. Arbitration is less formal than a lawsuit in court, and provides more limited discovery. It follows different rules than court proceedings, and is subject to very limited review by courts. The arbitrator will issue a written decision and provide a statement of reasons if requested by either party. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU AND VALVE ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND TO HAVE A TRIAL BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY.
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    Re: Steam subscriber agreement prevents class action lawsuits

    biased reporting ftw

    Unlike other companies who've issued language to prevent class-actions, Valve has granted users a weird bit of compensation in the new SSA. Anyone who elects to use individual arbitration to resolve any Steam-related disputes can expect to have their cost of arbitration paid for entirely by Valve, no matter the final decision. However, for this offer to stand, the claim must be under $10,000, and the arbitrator must not "determine the claim to be frivolous or the costs unreasonable."
    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/0...-action-suits/

    also, this doesn't even apply in europe AT ALL, and will only affect americans.
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    Thank you neuro.


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    That's the part you're upset about? Not the whole you dont own anything, you just send Valve some money and they allow you to hold onto a license granting temporary use until they say otherwise part?
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    I clicked on "I accept" minutes ago without reading. Am I about to die?
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    Re: Steam subscriber agreement prevents class action lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeph View Post
    That's the part you're upset about? Not the whole you dont own anything, you just send Valve some money and they allow you to hold onto a license granting temporary use until they say otherwise part?
    Europe has recently passed something which may make that change here.
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    Re: Steam subscriber agreement prevents class action lawsuits

    so how does this effect me?
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    Re: Steam subscriber agreement prevents class action lawsuits

    Doesn't really matter, even in the USA. Those clauses hold about about as well as tissue paper against a scalpel in court, even in states that allow such clauses.

    That said, the only things that could make me angry about Steam are somehow losing all of my games without compensation or being banned because somebody hacked my account and decided to cheat with it.

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    If it were origin this thread would be going nuclear by now.
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    Steam doesn't invoke explorer to read your files outside of relevant game directories and send info about the contents to an EA host server.
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