New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Password Sharing for EntertainmentWritten by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
If you live in Tennessee you should think twice before giving your Netflix password to a friend.
On May 30, 2011, Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 1783/Senate Bill 1659 into law. The new statute, Public Chapter No. 348, criminalizes the use of the login information of an account for any “entertainment subscription services.” Such services include Netflix, the popular video-on-demand service, as well as Rhapsody, a similar site dedicated to streaming music.