European Commission fines Valve, Capcom, Zenimax and others $9.4 million in antitrust ruling

Following investigation by the European Commission, a choice of publishers have actually been hit with a combined EUR7.8 million EUR (or approximately $9.4 million USD) fine following allegations of geo-blocking practices.
In a main ruling by the Commission, it was chosen Capcom, Bandai Namco, ZeniMax, Koch Media, Focus House Interactive, and Steam owner Valve had breached antitrust laws by region-locking Steam activation keys for over 100 titles in between the years of 2010 and2015 The titles in concern were rendered unusable beyond Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, therefore breaching the commission’s “Single-Market” policies.

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