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Is it a Crime to Share Your Netflix Password?

  If you Netflix and chill using someone else’s account you could technically be subject to criminal charges. In the Criminal Code legislation exists that is designed to address unauthorized access to online accounts like Netflix and HBO Section 342.1 of the Criminal Code: This section states that “everyone who, fraudulently and without colour of right” obtains “directly or indirectly, any computer service” can be subject to criminal charges. And also anyone who “uses, possesses, traffics in or permits another person to have access to a computer password that would enable a person to commit an offence under paragraph (a), (b)” It follows that anyone who shares their password and also anyone who uses the shared password would be subject to the criminal offence charge of unauthorized use of a computer. Section 342.1 of the Criminal Code: Unauthorized use of computer 342.1 (1) Everyone is guilty of an…

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