Netflix doesn't care if you share your password, as long as you don't sell it

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Sharing Netflix Passwords Could Now Be Considered a Federal Crime

Earlier this month, a court rulingasserted that password-sharing is a federal crime, and the judge who wrote the majority opinion admitted it might make "password sharing among friends and family" illegal.

That ruling sent the internet into a tizzy, as people freaked out that they might get busted for sharing passwords for things like HBO and Netflix, which has become a common practice for many.

But if you share your Netflix password, don't worry. The company isn't coming after you.

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400303 03: Ready-to-be-shipped DVDs roll down an assembly line January 29, 2002 in San Jose, CA. The online DVD rental site Netflix.com has 500,000 subscribers who can rent, receive and return unlimited discs per month by mail. (Photo By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
400303 01: Netflix.com Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings holds a ready-to-be-shipped DVD January 29, 2002 in San Jose, CA. The online DVD rental site has 500,000 subscribers who can rent, receive and return unlimited discs per month by mail. (Photo By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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In a statement to Business Insider, Netflix said the following: "As long as they aren't selling them, members can use their passwords however they please."

So as long as you aren't selling access to your Netflix account on Craigslist, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Netflix doesn't care.

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