Friday December 23, 2016

The Australian Federal Court Has Fined Valve $3 Million

The Australian Federal Court has hit Valve with a $3 million fine for its lack of an advertised refund policy on Steam from 2011 to 2014. Valve has 30 days to pay the fine and until February 2017 to appeal the decision.

When you buy video games from Valve Corporation as a consumer located in Australia, the video games come with guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law that cannot be excluded, including a guarantee that the video games are of acceptable quality. You are entitled to a replacement or refund from the retail supplier of the video games for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage.

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