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I know it is illegal to sell a steam account, but I am looking to give away my account for free because I can not continue gaming while simultaneously hoping to do well academically and succeed in finding a research position at my university.

I know the EULA states that transfers are not permitted. But I am not sure how much weight the EULA carries in regard to actual law. The issue is even more fuzzy since I hold physical media that is linked to the account; e.g. I have the physical box for COD: Black Ops.
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I know it is illegal to sell a steam account, but I am looking to give away my account for free because I can not continue gaming while simultaneously hoping to do well academically and succeed in finding a research position at my university.

I know the EULA states that transfers are not permitted. But I am not sure how much weight the EULA carries in regard to actual law. The issue is even more fuzzy since I hold physical media that is linked to the account; e.g. I have the physical box for COD: Black Ops.
YOu can give away anything for free except your children.
What are they gonna do? Sue you.
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I know it is illegal to sell a steam account, but I am looking to give away my account for free because I can not continue gaming while simultaneously hoping to do well academically and succeed in finding a research position at my university.

I know the EULA states that transfers are not permitted. But I am not sure how much weight the EULA carries in regard to actual law. The issue is even more fuzzy since I hold physical media that is linked to the account; e.g. I have the physical box for COD: Black Ops.
not against TOS, and i would like account plz
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Well if its to a friend, then you're probably good, but don't do it through OCN.
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you could always PM the person you want to give it to "cough" me "cough"
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YOu can give away anything for free except your children.
wait so its ok if you sell them.
I don't see why would you not be able to give your steam account away.
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wait so its ok if you sell them.
I don't see why would you not be able to give your steam account away.
i believe its the other way around, OK to give it away but i dont think its OK to sell it.
At least not On OCN.
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Also did i mention that your avatar looks SOOOO cool?
cuz if i didnt i SHOULD HAVE!
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I know it is illegal to sell a steam account, but I am looking to give away my account for free because I can not continue gaming while simultaneously hoping to do well academically and succeed in finding a research position at my university.

I know the EULA states that transfers are not permitted. But I am not sure how much weight the EULA carries in regard to actual law. The issue is even more fuzzy since I hold physical media that is linked to the account; e.g. I have the physical box for COD: Black Ops.


Why not simply UNINSTALL Steam for a while, and refrain from using it?

Why give something away, on which you have spent money on? I don't care if it's a friend or not, you will be losing money.

If gaming is getting in the way of studies, simply STOP gaming, until you have time to do it again.

Giving your account away seems a bit drastic and, honestly, quite stupid.
Edited by PanicProne - 2/15/11 at 5:04am
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Why not simply UNINSTALL Steam for a while, and refrain from using it?

Why give something away, on which you have spend money on? I don't care if it's a friend or not, you will be losing money.

If gaming is getting in the way of studies, simply STOP gaming, until you have time to do it again.

Giving your account away seems a bit drastic and, honestly, quite stupid.
This. Get some self discipline.. Also if you're unsure if it should be posted here it most likely shouldn't.

Not only that but there is a high chance of the account just getting flat out closed in the change of ownership.. Its not worth it.
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