THEY AND VALVE AGREE NOT TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR CLASS ARBITRATION, EVEN IF AAA`S PROCEDURES OR RULES WOULD OTHERWISE PERMIT. THE ARBITRATOR MAY BRING THE ACTION ONLY IN FAVOUR OF EACH PARTY SEEKING A REMEDY AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF THAT PARTY`S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM. It and Valve also agree not to combine any legal action or arbitration with other actions or arbitration proceedings without the consent of all parties to this Agreement and any other act or arbitration. In fact, this is not the case with commercial software. Most software is itself a commodity, with an agreement made at the time of purchase. Steam is a free service where people have already paid a lot of money* to „own“ products that may no longer be accessible unless you agree to new terms that were not available at the time of the initial transaction. It`s a bit like Sony, except that it`s not forbidden to use PSN in the future like on ps3, but anyone who doesn`t agree with the terms loses everything they`ve ever paid for. Honestly, I see it as a terrain for a suit. But anyway, yes, they are not equal. I think the core of your statement, whether you realize it or not, is right: „Not that I agree with what Valve is doing; But this does not concern me in any way. Let me ask you if it will be worth discussing whether he will ever walk on your personal toes? *Edit* His comment is also not a response. Sorry, but that`s not the case.
People who only comment on the top comment on visibility are one of the things that make comments here such a mess. 80% of responses to an article to a comment. It`s taking everything, not giving. „We want it that way, and if you don`t agree, don`t be our customer.“ You have to meet consumers halfway and Steam doesn`t seem to care. I`ve never accepted anything because I don`t use steam, because I don`t like digital distribution. In fact, class action prevention applies only in the United States. Most places, including the EU, have laws that prevent businesses from restricting consumer rights….