So, sharing Netflix passwords is a federal crime now?

"The act was aimed at hackers who accessed computers to steal information or to disrupt or destroy computer functionality...."

The fact that most sharing occurs between parents and children, or with others within a family, makes it even more hard to say that password sharers are engaging in a criminal act.

However, it would seem that vast amounts of Americans commit the same crime that Aaron Swartz was convicted of, stealing over 4 million documents, on a daily basis: stealing copyrighted media. But these warnings miss the mark in this case. He says that draws the line between routine password sharing and criminal behavior.

"The question of what is unauthorised or unauthorised is different under the UK's Computer Misuse Act".

See, this came about because of a case - US v. Nosal - which is basically about a guy called David Nosal, who worked for an executive search firm called Korn/Ferry. "This definition has a simple corollary: once authorization to access a computer has been affirmatively revoked, the user can not sidestep the statute by going through the back door and accessing the computer through a third party". "The system's owner" doesn't, unfortunately, refer to the person who owns the account that the password accesses, but the company that owns the site in which the account is based. Well, in his dissent to the ruling, Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt anxious that the ruling might set a precedent that could slippery slope its way to sending generous HBO Go users to jail under the CFAA.

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If that doesn't make you feel better about sharing your password, this might: TechCrunch has reported that neither Netflix nor HBO is overly concerned about password sharing, at least for now. Nosal I, 676 F.3d at 859.

The majority on the three-member appeals court upheld that Nosal illegally accessed data on a former employer's computer systems "without authorization".

Many streaming video consumers may have never considered the legal status of sharing something that may have started to become second nature. That echoes HBO president Richard Plepler's earlier sentiment that he regarding sharing streaming account info as a "terrific marketing vehicle".

Of course in both cases they were talking about friends and family.

By all accounts, the rumors sprang forth from a 5 July 2016 opinion issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco [PDF].

In addition, companies like Netflix and HBO have put screen limitations in place for their streaming services that definitely help to keep excessive sharing in check.

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