Posted on August 1, 2012, CJ Miozzi Steam’s New EULA Prohibits Class-Action Lawsuits
Steam’s recent update had you agree to some new terms and conditions that you, in all likelihood, didn’t read. Included was a clause prohibiting class-action lawsuits, and Valve posted an announcement detailing the reason for this change.
In short, Steam’s new EULA stipulates that you can’t band together and sue Valve as a collective group, but that if you do sue them as an individual, they’ll reimburse your court fees. The announcement attempted to assure us that this was all done in the best interest of the community, and while Valve does have a trustworthy track record, being forced to sign paperwork that says, “Don’t gang up and sue us,” should at least raise some eyebrows.
My question is, how often has Valve been sued that they needed to do this?