Australia's federal court fines Valve $2.2 million over its Steam refund policy - GameTransfers

The federal court in Australia imposed a fine of $3,000,000 AUD (approximately $2.2 million) on Valve after ruling that they violated the consumer protection law by not offering refunds between 2011 and 2014. This is the maximum fine ordered by the ...

Valve faces a $2.15Mn fine over steam refunds in Australian court - The Tech Portal

An Australian court has made the ruling that Valve must pay a staggering $AU3 million ($2.15 million US) fine in light of the loss of its legal battle versus the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission earlier this year. The fine is the upper ...

Valve has been ordered to pay $3 million for violating Australia's consumer laws - Destructoid

Back in March, in a case brought to the Australian Federal Court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Valve was found guilty of various violations of the country's consumer laws. Essentially, Valve had made misleading ...

Valve Gets Fined For $2.1 Million By Australian Court For Not Providing Steam Refunds - Tech Times

An Australian court has fined Valve about $2.1 million for its shoddy, if not nonexistent, refund policies from 2011 to 2014. The ruling follows Valve's legal battle defeat against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in March. ( Steam ).

Valve Fined $3 Million For Ignoring Australian Law Regarding Refunds - One Angry Gamer (blog)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission sued Valve back in the summer of 2014 on the grounds of not offering Australian users a proper and convenient avenue to get digital refunds for their purchases, as per the standards of their consumer ...

Australian Court Fines Valve $3 Million - CGMagazine

It is a widely accepted notion that the holidays are a time of giving. It looks like gaming giant Valve will, a part from their normal winter sale, be paying out 3 million Australian dollars, though not out of the goodness of its heart. No, the owners ...

Steam Operator Valve Fined $2.1 Million for Refusing Refunds in Australia - BleepingComputer

Valve Corporation, the company behind the game distribution platform Steam, will have to pay a fine of 3 million AUD (Australian Dollars) [2.15 million USD] after Australia's Federal Court ruled today that Valve broke Australian consumer laws by not ...

Australia fines Valve $2.2 million over its Steam refund policy - Engadget

A federal court handed down the maximum penalty because it found Valve was uninterested in Australian law. Jessica Conditt, @JessConditt. 12h ago in Personal Computing. Comments. 290 Shares. Share (341). Tweet (102). Share (30). Save. Australia's ...

Valve hit with $2.1 million fine by Australian courts over Steam refunds - PC Gamer

Valve lost its legal battle against Australia's competition watchdog earlier this year, and now it's time to pay up. Shares. An Australian court has ruled that Valve must pay a whopping $AU3 million ($2.15 million US) fine following the loss of its ...

Steam Vs. Australia: Valve Fined $3 Million For Failing To Give Refunds To Australian Steam Users - International Business Times

The annual Steam winter sale is under way, and the company has additional motivation to sell as many games as possible following a court ruling in Australia that has saddled the service's parent company with a $3 million fine for refusing refunds to ...

Valve Hit With Stiff Fine Over Refund Policy On Steam - WWG

Valve is not having a good holiday season at the moment. First its Steam store came crashing down earlier today, either from a DDoS attack or a flood of users taking advantage of its latest sale (or maybe both). But now it's been hit hard in the wallet ...

Australian Federal Court fines Valve Corporation for denying refunds - Techaeris

Perhaps the United States could learn a thing or two about consumer protection from our Aussie friends. +17 · Tweet · Share9 · Share · Stumble. Pin. Valve Corporation is finding out the hard way that you should seek legal advice about a country's laws ...

Valve fined $3 million for breaching Australian consumer laws - PC Invasion (blog)

The case against valve in Australia concerning Valve's policy of not offering refunds between 2011 to 2014 has now concluded. The Australian Federal court judged Valve to have disregarded Australian law and they had not taken action to ensure their ...

Valve Fined $3M in Australia Over Steam Refunds - PC Magazine

The Steam Winter Sale started this week, arriving just in time to help Valve raise a few million Australian dollars to pay a huge fine for breaching Australian Consumer Laws. As The Sydney Morning Herald reports, Valve got into trouble in Australia ...

Valve Finned $3 Million By Australian Federal Court For Breaching Consumers Law - SegmentNext

Australian Federal Court has fined Valve $3 million for breaching the Australian consumers law for the lack of advertisement of the company's refund policy on Steam from 2011 to 2014. According to the judgment published online, Valve was involved in a ...

Valve fined three million AUD by Australian Federal Court over refund policy - PCGamesN

After a long while in court, Valve have been fined by the Australian feds to the tune of three million Australian dollars over their refund policy, or lack thereof, between 2011 and 2014. Valve have until February 20 to appeal. Related: the Steam ...

Valve fined in Australia for refusing refunds - Gamereactor UK

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Valve has been fined three million Australian dollars (roughly £1,764,130.76) for refusing refunds, and also for misleading customers. Valve's general counsel Karl Quackenbush told that the court the company did ...

Valve Fined $3 Million on Refund Policy - The Escapist

Australia's Federal Court has ordered the US-based video games giant to pay a $3 million fine for lack of a proper refund policy. Last month we reported that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had taken Valve to court over its shoddy ...

Video games website Steam fined $3 million for refusing refunds - The Sydney Morning Herald

Gaming company Valve Corporation has been hit with a $3 million fine after the Federal Court found its online games site Steam breached Australian Consumer Laws. The court imposed the maximum fine requested by Australia's competition regulator ...