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Valve fined AUD$3m for breaching Australian Consumer Law

9th January 2017 9:28 am GMT

Gaming platform provider Valve Corporation, which is already facing regulatory scrutiny in the United States, has been hit with penalties totalling AUD$3m (€2m) by the Australian Federal Court over breaches of the country's Consumer Law.

Valve has been fined after being found guilty of "making false or misleading representations to consumers" in relation to its game distribution platform Steam.

The court found that the terms and conditions in Steam's subscriber agreements and refund policies misled players about [...]

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