Friday, April 20, 2018

Valve Loses $3M AU Fine Appeal

You know this has to sting but, to be totally honest, a $3 million fine is a drop in the bucket to Valve.

The Court found Steam’s terms and conditions, and refund policies, included false or misleading representations about consumers’ rights to obtain a refund for games if they were not of acceptable quality. Justice Edelman was scathing in his judgment, saying “Valve’s culture of compliance was, and is, very poor” and its evidence “disturbing”. In December last year, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia dismissed Valve Corporation’s appeal against a ruling.