Do I own my steam games

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    • #466480
      Anonymous
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      Do I own my steam games

    • #466481
      Anonymous
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      no.

    • #466482
      Anonymous
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      you own the memories made along the way 🙂

    • #466483
      Anonymous
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      you’re literally leasing them

      • #466503
        Anonymous
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        >you’re literally leasing them
        I still have the HL2 series on DVD when I bought them on release, I own them.

    • #466484
      Anonymous
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      no, and that’s a good thing

    • #466485
      Anonymous
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      Yes don’t believe what other people tell you, as long as you paid a one time fee for a game and not a recurring subscription you legally own your games, they are a good not a service. The "you don’t own your games" thing people are referring to is the fact that when you buy Half Life your not buying the rights to the Half Life franchise and the ability to duplicate and resell it.

      • #466487
        Anonymous
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        if steam shuts down or closes your account you lose all your games

        • #466488
          Anonymous
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          Steam will never shutdown

        • #466490
          Anonymous
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          Steam will only ever completely ban an account for doing literally illegal shit. You could go to the forums post melanoid and you’d just be forum banned but still have access to your games. If steam shuts down they or the company that sold you the game would have a legal requirement to allow you to somehow play your game. Gebe Newell already stated that if steam ever went down then a patch would be released to allow all games to be playable offline. Steams DRM can already be cracked pretty easily as is and not all games even have it in the first place. Even so, steam will probably never permanently shut down in our lifetime bar some horrible disaster.

          • #466510
            Anonymous
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            >Steam will only ever completely ban an account for doing literally illegal shit.
            So what you’re saying is, you don’t actually own your games? Because in real life, if you legally buy something then you own it. Even if you go back to the store you bought it from and steal a bunch of shit or break their shit, that doesn’t mean they can take away the things that you bought.

            • #466513
              Anonymous
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              >get banned for illegal activity on your steam account
              >NOOOOO MY STEAM GAMES THEY’VE BEEN STOLEN FROM ME
              what the fuck is your problem? what even are these priorities

            • #466520
              Anonymous
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              actually they can depending on item lol

            • #466529
              Anonymous
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              If you go to jail for life do you still own your house ?

        • #466508
          Anonymous
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          I didn’t know steam shutting down would also instantly wipe my three hard drives including the one not even connected to my computer

          • #466543
            Anonymous
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            Gaben will personally come to your house and eat them.

      • #466535
        Anonymous
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        wrong. Legally, you do not own any digital games. You own a license that entitles you to access the game, a license that can be revoked at any time at the discretion of the platform you bought it on. If steam decides to take action against you for anything they deem fit, say byebye to your library.

        • #466538
          Anonymous
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          *copy-pastes my steamapps folder*

    • #466486
      Anonymous
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      drm-free yes, if not then just download the crack

    • #466489
      Anonymous
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      No
      Remember, if you can’t resell something, you don’t own it

      • #466492
        Anonymous
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        Might be possible in the future, we only need a law for it.

      • #466494
        Anonymous
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        you can sell your account :^)

        • #466515
          Anonymous
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          Not without breaking TOS, also not allowed on places like eBay.

          • #466526
            Anonymous
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            guess what, you’re not "allowed" to resell games either.
            And who the fuck uses ebay in 2021? there’s a dozen sites better suited to selling game assets, both ingame and out.

    • #466491
      Anonymous
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      You don’t own anything, goy.

    • #466493
      Anonymous
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      You don’t even own your physical games. You just hold a license. With physical you own the disk/cart that happens to have a license attached, whereas with digital its tied to an account somewhere.
      Just like you don’t own the movies you buy on dvd/bd/vhs/beta. Just the license to play them in specific circumstances. Even if you physically have the data right there, you don’t have the legal right to it. When the day of the rope happens, copyright garden gnomes are getting it too.

      • #466497
        Anonymous
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        You can resell your physical ‘license’ which makes it immensely more valuable

      • #466499
        Anonymous
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        That’s true but a secondary market exists because it’s impossible for the right holders to control, not for the lack of trying.
        >one time use CD-keys for access to online multiplayer

    • #466495
      Anonymous
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      >developer can update your game to replace protag with a rainbow troony or outright delete soundtrack from your """""copy"""""
      lol no

    • #466496
      Anonymous
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      You only ever partially own digital games. Until you find a drive to place them on and a crack to run them without the Steam client, your games will die with the server in the event it gets shut down.

    • #466498
      Anonymous
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      you own a license tied to your user account.
      unless you make a new account for every purchase, you will find it very hard to take advantage of what you would generally consider as ownership

    • #466500
      Anonymous
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      ive never had a CD last as long as my steam games

    • #466501
      Anonymous
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      maybe

    • #466502
      Anonymous
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      No but if steam died tomorrow piracy would explode overnight.

    • #466504
      Anonymous
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      >server goes down
      where did my games I owned go?

    • #466505
      Anonymous
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      Nope. I don’t own my tbhra games anymore, steams the exact same.

    • #466506
      Anonymous
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      you own literally nothing.

      • #466511
        Anonymous
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        this. I can (will) take your fingernails

      • #466521
        Anonymous
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        Your foreskin belongs to g-d’s chosen ones

      • #466523
        Anonymous
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        >after you die all your stuff will either be inherited be your relatives or the govt
        you cant have shit irl

    • #466507
      Anonymous
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      I don’t care. I’ll just pirate them if they ever revoke my access on steam

    • #466509
      Anonymous
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      You don’t own any games (even the physical ones). You only own a license to play them.

    • #466512
      Anonymous
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      yeah
      steam revoking access or deleting a game from your library doesn’t magically remove it from your hard-drive, it will still be in your steamapps folder, and if you’re still worried about them doing that you can just copy the data and put it somewhere else on your computer
      cracks for most steam games are completely trivial (by design) and this is assuming the game even has any additional drm beyond steam itself or steamworks
      there are solutions to retain steamworks/online capability for pirated games
      people that think you don’t own your steam games are privacy-minded midwits with a nordvpn subscription but will play stupid if they see the results of a wireshark packet sniff that shows a program isn’t suspicious

    • #466514
      Anonymous
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      Only after you drop the steam emulator files into it’s folder.

    • #466516
      Anonymous
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      It’s a license to play the games, that can be revoked at valve’s discretion: ""the Content and Services are licensed, not sold. Your license confers no title or ownership in the Content and Services."

      t. EULA reader

    • #466517
      Anonymous
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      >disk brakes/gets lost
      what now

      • #466518
        Anonymous
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        have backups like a sensible person

        • #466519
          Anonymous
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          how do i copy a cd with aaa games

          • #466524
            Anonymous
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            oh my sweet summer child

            • #466525
              Anonymous
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              i was born in the third week of may

            • #466527
              Anonymous
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              reddit

              • #466531
                Anonymous
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                >Ganker

    • #466522
      Anonymous
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      You own nothing.
      Are you happy?

    • #466528
      Anonymous
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      No. You cannot own a digitial product if it is bound by DRM (such as having to be logged into an online account to play).
      By contrast, you do own GOG games.

    • #466530
      Anonymous
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      You will own nothing and be happy goy

    • #466532
      Anonymous
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      You don’t own your home, you lease it from the goverment, as soon as you stop paying taxes they’ll come
      >but muh right to defend
      good luck defending yourself against a whole swat squad with orders to follow and nothing to lose

    • #466533
      Anonymous
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      No but at least 99.9% of the time you can be sure that those games will stay in your library for at least the next 20 years. Console fags just have shit yanked out of their libraries when the delist hammer falls

      • #466539
        Anonymous
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        It’s not even "delist", every console has a brand new incompatible store, that if you’re insanely lucky, has a "way to transfer the existing games".

    • #466534
      Anonymous
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      you dont own games, only physical or digital copies you lawlets

    • #466537
      Anonymous
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      prove him wrong

      • #466541
        Anonymous
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        I dont listen to anyone with that hairline

        • #466548
          Anonymous
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          typical polish hairline

      • #466542
        Anonymous
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        I won’t, he’s right.

    • #466540
      Anonymous
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      You don’t own any games
      Even with DRM free games, you have to sign a license agreement before installing it

      • #466547
        Anonymous
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        EULA doesn’t take away from ownership in practice.

    • #466544
      Anonymous
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      In practice:
      Most old games yeah.
      But most new games or those with steam workshop integration aren’t playable after backing them up and running them without steam.
      And on paper you don’t own any of them.

    • #466545
      Anonymous
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      If the content is digital you don’t truly own it.

      • #466546
        Anonymous
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        Even physical copies are just licensed software by law.

    • #466549
      Anonymous
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      Can you run them offline? Then yes your ownership of them is about equal to owning a game on a disk or cartridge. However, you don’t ever truely "own" a game unless you have its source code.

    • #466550
      Anonymous
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      >battery dies
      >cmos resets
      >you no longer own your ps3
      Oh no no no, console bros…

      • #466551
        Anonymous
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        *replaces the battery*
        *doesn’t kill my battery on purpose to outline a problem that nobody’s really concerned by*

        • #466552
          Anonymous
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          Nobody asked, shill

          • #466553
            Anonymous
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            >actual solution to the problem that highlights what a non-issue it is
            >shill!
            The bigger shill is trying to put Sony back in headlines, even if negatively

            • #466554
              Anonymous
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              >post on Ganker
              >headlines
              Sure thing, shill

              • #466555
                Anonymous
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                Oh no it’s retarded and smug.

    • #466556
      Anonymous
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      This question is asked by chuds who are deluded to think they own anything in their life

    • #466557
      Anonymous
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      nope, if gaben ever gets a bad day and decides to ban you, you lose your little library

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