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Reply 220 of 225, by sliderider

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The Serpent Rider wrote:

This applies to digital games, but I don't see why physical copies of games sold with a Steam activation key wouldn't also be covered.

It won't work this easy. For that to work, the original owner must have capabilities to deactivate retail (CD key) games from an account, similar to Windows retail deactivation. And there're more troubles with DLC and account/VAC/other bans.

Not necessarily. Steam could do it entirely from their end by deactivating the game on the account of the player that originally used the code and activating it on the account of the player now in possession of the physical copy. If I have a physical copy in my possession, I have a right to use that game now and the license/activation key belongs to me. It no longer belongs to the other person. The fact that I have the physical copy in my possesion with the activation key should be all the proof that I need that I am now the owner of that license.

Reply 222 of 225, by The Serpent Rider

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Steam could do it entirely from their end by deactivating the game on the account of the player

Steam won't do that. Never.

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Reply 223 of 225, by appiah4

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The Serpent Rider wrote on 2020-01-02, 08:02:

Steam could do it entirely from their end by deactivating the game on the account of the player

Steam won't do that. Never.

They already have to allow you to deactivate games in France:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/19/french-co … e-steam-resold/

This is the ruling of France's High Court and will apply to the whole of EU very soon, meaning Steam will HAVE TO let you deactivate and sell off your games regardless of whether they are physical or digital.

Fuck publishers and fuck storefronts.

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Reply 224 of 225, by The Serpent Rider

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They already have to allow you to deactivate games in France:

They didn't do that yet. And they won't allow to deactivate your retail games. At best, you'll be allowed to transfer games between active accounts.
By the way, they had 3 months, which are already past due, and nothing happened.

This is the ruling of France's High Court and will apply to the whole of EU very soon

Wishful thinking.

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Reply 225 of 225, by sliderider

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The Serpent Rider wrote on 2020-01-02, 08:02:

Steam could do it entirely from their end by deactivating the game on the account of the player

Steam won't do that. Never.

If they are ordered to by a judge, they will.