“Password sharing is something you have to learn to live with, because there’s so much legitimate password sharing, like you sharing with your spouse, with your kids .... so there’s no bright line, and we’re doing fine as is,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings during Netflix’s third-quarter earnings webcast in 2016
When contacted for comment, a spokeswoman for Netflix referred to the company’s terms of service.
And what if you don’t follow the rules? Unauthorized password sharing can be considered a violation of the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, according to a July 2016 ruling
by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.