Thursday, June 28, 2018

Don't Share Netflix In Tennessee...!

Sometimes you have to wonder just how so many stupid laws were ever passed to begin with. Here is one that might take you off guard regarding Netflix.

Sharing Your Netflix Password
Tennessee, US

Tennessee has a law forbidding residents from sharing their Netflix passwords with anyone. The law does not apply only to Netflix but to every entertainment site that requires subscription. The law is somewhat ironic, since Netflix allows users to share their passwords with up to four people.

The law is not a new one. It is actually an update of an already existing law to prevent cable TV subscription theft. Unsurprisingly, the update was backed by the Recording Industry Association of America, which was concerned with people illegally sharing music.

While the law is targeted at hackers who sell Netflix login details and subscribers who send their logins to too many people, legislators agree that innocent users can be arrested for breaking the law. Offenders who used up $500 worth of the service could be slammed with a $2,500 fine and a year of imprisonment, while offenders who go above $500 will get more serious penalties.

Guess I'm lucky to not live in Tennessee, even though I don't have anyone to share my password with. Don't want to break the law, ya know.

Coffee inside one more time today.


Mamahen said...

It seems to me like if the company is ok with it, that should be good enough, but what do I know lol. The kitchen is nice too. It's the company that's important:))

Momlady said...

I don't do Netflix. Too much time spent "buffering"

linda m said...

Since I don't live in TN nor do I have Netflix, I am not too worried. I've only shared a password once in my life and it was with my son so he could get a football channel.

Rob said...

I'm glad I'm not in Tennessee today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahewn...
I agree that it seems like it would be OK, but the law says otherwise.
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Hey Momlady...
Here in Houston mine doesn't do that. Wonder why?
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
You got it beat on all sides. Good on ya!
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Rob... too. In fact, I've never been to Tennessee.
Thanks for the visit this morning!

JO said...

Since I don't do any of those sites I don't have to worry. But it is silly.

Been busy this morning already since it's going to be a nasty one today. Already 85 degrees at 7:15 am. So kitchen it is my friend