Steam key geo-blocking infringed EU competition law, court finds

Steam key geo-blocking infringed EU competition law, court finds

Valve has failed to convince the European Union’s Court of Justice that it did not infringe EU law by geo-blocking activation keys on Steam.

Five other video game publishers were also found to have breached anti-competitive practices: Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax.

As a reminder, the European Commission announced plans back in 2017 to investigate Valve and the aforementioned PC game publishers over suspected anti-competitive practices.

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