That's what buying a copy of a game means. You purchase a lifetime license to use it. You own that lifetime license, it's yours. And since it's yours, you can pass it on to someone else. But Valve claims they do NOT sell lifetime licenses to use the game. They say they are a subscription service that does not sell lifetime licenses, so that they can get away with stripping you of the rights you normally have when buying a lifetime license. This is what I mean when I say that digital stores like Steam currently found a way to get the legal benefits of being a subscription service but still enjoy the full revenue of being a store that sells full-price copies. They are the latter when it suits them, but claim they're the former when it doesn't. Origin Access is a games subscription service. We cal all agree on that. Steam, according to Valve, is no different than Origin Access and thus should be treated the same by the law. How they can claim that and keep a straight face, I don't know.