Sharing Netflix Account Crackdown

Is Password Sharing or Account Sharing Illegal?

Netflix account information is illegal. According to Slate‘s Josephine Wolff, this isn’t exactly true: the case simply clarifies that “if you resign from an executive search firm to start your own, competing executive search firm — and later ask your former executive assistant to provide her username and password so you can access proprietary information from your former employer — then that’s very probably illegal.”

If you’re not doing any of those things — if you’re just using your ex-girlfriend’s grandparent’s password to binge-watch Stranger Things — you’re probably okay. The FBI isn’t going to track you down and turn your life into an Orange Is The New Black spin-off anytime soon.

NETFLIX has promised to crack down on users who share their passwords with friends or family members.

 

It means that if you borrow someone’s login, you may have to start paying for your own account in full instead.

Netflix already offers some account-sharing features, designed to let people in a single household use one login.

Profiles let users switch between their own browsing history.

But Netflix worries that some users are sharing their logins among different households, with distant pals or even stranges.

Speaking at Netflix’s Q3 2019 earnings last week, Netflix product chief Greg Peters said the firm wants to address password-sharing without “alienating a certain portion of [the] user base”.

Netflix already offers some account-sharing features, designed to let people in a single household use one login.

Profiles let users switch between their own browsing history.

But Netflix worries that some users are sharing their logins among different households, with distant pals or even stranges.

Speaking at Netflix’s Q3 2019 earnings last week, Netflix product chief Greg Peters said the firm wants to address password-sharing without “alienating a certain portion of [the] user base”.

Netflix already offers some account-sharing features, designed to let people in a single household use one login.

Profiles let users switch between their own browsing history.

But Netflix worries that some users are sharing their logins among different households, with distant pals or even stranges.

Speaking at Netflix’s Q3 2019 earnings last week, Netflix product chief Greg Peters said the firm wants to address password-sharing without “alienating a certain portion of [the] user base”.

What Is This Password Sharing Software?

According to Synamedia‘s website, Credentials Sharing Insight uses artificial intelligence to “fight the rapid rise in credential sharing and create a new revenue stream.” The AI program “identifies, monitors, and analyzes credential sharing activity across streaming accounts,” so if there’s any “unusual sharing activity” — as in, a log-in from your cousin’s roommate across the country — that account will be flagged and a report will be sent to Netflix, Hulu, HBO, or any other streaming service using the software. The provider would then be able to market premium packages to users or choose to shut down the account altogether. Hence, concerns about a “Netflix crackdown.

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