The Federation of German Consumers Organisation has given Valve a deadline of October 10th to respond to its ‘desist order’ in relation to the EULA (End User License Agreement) for Steam.
According to the group the agreement is ‘coercive’ as it requires users to waive any rights to class action suits against Valve.
The group are also trying to force Valve to comply with a recent EU court ruling regarding the resale of digital goods.
The Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (as it is known in Germany) said,
Valve has a new deadline (10.10.2012) to respond to our letter now. Maybe after this time we will resolve the dispute in the court.
All very serious I’m sure you will agree, so let’s lighten the mood and watch East 17 perform their classic song ‘Steam’ on Top Of The Pops.