Headline of the day II: Password criminalization


When sharing isn’t a virtue, at least in the eyes of the law, via the McClatchy Washington Bureau:

It’s now a federal crime to share your Netflix password

  • A federal court ruled that unauthorized password sharing was illegal last week
  • The dissenting judge argued that it makes it illegal to share passwords to streaming services like Netflix and HBO GO
  • CEOs of those streaming services have encouraged password sharing in the past

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