Ruling suggests it's against the law to share streaming service passwords

Ruling suggests it's against the law to share streaming service passwords

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Some people think a federal appellate court ruling suggests you break the law when you share access to online streaming services like Netflix and HBO GO.

The ruling came down July 5 in San Francisco. It says, in part, that sharing passwords can be grounds for prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The decision, according to a dissenting opinion on the case, risks making millions of people who share passwords into "unwitting federal criminals."

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