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Password Sharing is A Crime.

Last week The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that sharing online passwords is a crime punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. ¬†So sharing passwords with your family and friends isn’t being nice it’s now against the law.

Netflix has said ¬†it‚Äôs difficult to¬†track the number of people sharing account. ¬† So the good news is Netflix doesn’t see password sharing as an issue. ¬† So right now there‚Äôs not much cause for concern.

 

Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings recently stated ‚ÄúWe love people sharing Netflix whether they‚Äôre two people on a couch or 10 people on a couch. That‚Äôs a positive thing, not a negative thing,‚ÄĚ ¬†As kids grow up and move away from home, they like to have control of their life, and as they have their own ¬†income, they subscribe separately. ¬†Hastings went on to say ¬† “It really hasn‚Äôt been a problem.‚ÄĚ

Though sharing passwords is now technically a federal crime, Netflix ¬†is still all but shrugging off friends, family and significant others using each other‚Äôs accounts. ¬†If users feel that the Ex is using the account without permission, ¬†the easy solution is to change your password. ¬†So you probably aren’t going to¬†Litchfield Penitentiary(OITNB) ¬†anytime soon for sharing your password, now you can “Netflix and Chill”.