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CONSUMER PROTECTION: Valve loses appeal against decision that it misled Australian gamers

Valve Corporation v. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2018] HCASL 99 (19 April 2018)

The High Court of Australia dismissed a special leave application by online gaming company Valve Corporation, which operates the Steam game distribution platform. The decision makes it clear that the provision of computer games via the internet constitutes the supply of ‘goods’ in Australia and has important implications for businesses who supply goods or services to consumers located in Australia.

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