So say that the Steam service is one day shut down for whatever reason. Do you think that before Valve stops support for the platform they would release a patch or something to allow me to "free" all my games from Steam as it were. So that I can still play all the games I've purchased over it even when it's gone? Totally hypothetical but just a random thought that came into my head as I bought a couple games of Steam just now.
If/When Steam shuts down...
" Probably. As they are still 'your' games as I understand it, so valve can't just take them away. "Hmmm, for some reason I think shutting the service down would be completely legal. But I'm no expert.
Any... uh... copyright/licensing professionals?
" Probably. As they are still 'your' games as I understand it, so valve can't just take them away. "The Steam Subscriber Agreement looks pretty terminable to me. So yeah, they could take away your access to the service. Whether they could terminate the entire service is not as clear, but I think it does allow them to do that. And it looks they're not actually required to ensure you're able to play the games you've purchased either.
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