Steam User Accounts not transferable, confirms Berlin Court of Appeals

Valve Corporation, the operator of the popular Steam online games platform, successfully withstood some pressure in Germany. Starting in 2013, the Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, an important German consumer protection organization, filed a law suit against Valve for alleged violation of consumer rights. The subject matter of the complaint was a clause in the terms and conditions of the Steam platform, according to which a user may not transfer his user account to someone else. We reported on this matter on this website back then (Link).