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Could Sharing Your Netflix Password Make You A Federal Criminal?

by Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — These days, sharing one’s Netflix or Hulu password with a friend or family member is somewhat of a common practice, but under a… 329 more words


'Cord-Cutters' Are Not That Radical

Consumers are shunning cable television, subscribing to Netflix and Hulu, and it’s the end of the world as we know it. Or is it?

Despite all the headlines about “cord nevers” and “cord cutters,” terms used for people who opt to skip traditional television cable subscriptions or move away from them, such behavior isn’t as radical as it appears. 279 more words


A court ruled that it could be a federal crime to share your Netflix password

Last week the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that an employee acted “without authorization” when he used a former co-worker’s login (with their permission) to gain access to “computer data owned by the former employer.” This led to the court upholding a decision that the employee violated the… 593 more words


Sharing Netflix or HBO Go Passwords Is Technically a Federal Crime Under 9th Circuit Ruling

A court ruling last week now means that the act of using someone else’s password to access an online service — including Netflix or HBO Go — without the authorization of the system’s owner may be considered a violation of federal computer law. 512 more words


Password Sharing Is a Federal Crime, Appeals Court Rules

July 6, 2016 by JASON KOEBLER

One of the nation’s most powerful appeals courts ruled Wednesday that sharing passwords can be a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a catch-all “hacking” law that has been widely used to prosecute behavior that bears no resemblance to hacking.

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What's Streaming July 2016

As we expand, it’s time for a few changes. I’ll no longer just be highlighting the goodies coming to Netflix for the month, but will also cover what’s coming to Amazon Instant Video and HBO Go/Now. 1,000 more words


HBO Now July 2016: What's New to Streaming This Month

A handful of new movies will be available to stream on HBO’s HBO Now and HBO Go services. HBO Go is available for those who already have a cable/satellite subscription that includes HBO. 439 more words