Sharing passwords is a federal offense now...

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Sharing passwords is a federal offense now...

Postby Ishpeck » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:58 am

https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/ ... -10037.pdf

Only one judge on the panel bothered to raise the question...
Dissenting, Judge Reinhardt wrote that this case is about password sharing, and that in his view, the CFAA does not make the millions of people who engage in this ubiquitous, useful, and generally harmless conduct into unwitting federal criminals.
I sympathize with the panel since the defendants did circumvent data security measures in place by sharing the password. It does create a tricky situation for everyone, though.

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