Thursday, December 15, 2016

Is Sharing Your Netflix Password Illegal?

In other words, it could be applied to the consensual sharing of a Facebook password. In the court’s ruling, the “owner” is not the user or the account-holder; it is the platform owner. And according to Netflix’s terms of use, only the primary account owner is allowed to have “exclusive control” of the account. The company also says “the Account Owner should not reveal the password to anyone.”

While a study last year by the Parks Associates research firm found that video-on-demand services like Netflix and HBO Go stood to lose more than $500 million in revenue in 2015 due to password sharing, it doesn’t look like either service is particularly sweating it.

From the article "Is Sharing Your Netflix Password Illegal?" by Damien Willis.

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