Monday, July 11, 2016

Sharing Your NetFlix Password Is Now A Federal Crime

If you share your Netflix password, or any password for that matter, it is now considered a federal crime after three judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling last week.

The case doesn't directly involve Netflix, but does criminalize all password sharing.

Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who was the dissenting judge in a 2-1 decision, said "The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and sharing passwords does not make the millions of people who  engage in this useful, and generally harmless conduct into unwitting federal criminals."

1 comment:

  1. Share Netflix password? Go to jail. Share classified info on an unsecured server for the whole world to see? Not so much.