Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Court Ruling Equates Netflix Password Sharing to Hacking

A new federal court ruling could make sharing your passwords for subscription services -- covering everything from Netflix to HBO GO -- a federal crime punishable by prison time, according to a judge who opposed the decision, reports FOX News.

The ruling, issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week, pertained to a trade-secrets case and found that certain instances of sharing passwords are prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) – legislation predominantly concerned with hacking.

Why does there need to be a one size fits all government decree on this?

Why can't we leave terms up to a company and its customers?



  1. I bet Hillary was sharing her Netflix password with her personal email server ... (I kid I kid)

  2. Intellectual property IS a one size fits all government decree.

  3. OK, here's the bottom line in all of this hype and hoopla. The REQUIREMENT that we agree to everything in the Terms of Service (whether we really want to or not) vitiates the TOS Agreement! It's completely impossible to have a bona fide contract when the very definition of what makes a contract a contract is being violated!
    This is all proven out very nicely by thoroughly reading and understanding the words 'contract' and 'fraud'.
    The concept of "intellectual property" is a complete scam, a fraud, because you have the right to keep your ideas to yourself, and if you give up that right by sharing your ideas with others, then they are out there in the mind of the public and you have no more control over them.
    This is why I NEVER seek to copyright anything that I create and share with others. If I don't want others to know of my ideas and use them for their own ends, then I just keep my mouth shut and my papers hidden from view.
    The legal system is a complete fraud and is totally corrupted, so how can anybody who is not insane expect to get any justice there? Does anybody have an actual obligation to trust their life, liberty and property in a casino full of rigged up games? If not, then why should we allow the same thing to happen in the courts?