Streaming services, also known as OTT platforms, are expensive for many people and this is the reason why friends and family members often share their streaming service login details with each other. This is done not only in India but all over the world and somewhere it bothers the streaming service providers as well. However, the good news for platforms like Netflix, Disney +, Amazon Prime Video may be that now, new piracy guidelines have reportedly been issued by the British government, in which the person sharing the password in the UK can be punished for violating copyright law. can be accused of.
TorrentFreak’s according, the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has updated its piracy guidelines, making “sharing a password on a streaming service” legally considered “breaking copyright law”. This includes Netflix, Disney+ and amazon prime Big platforms like Video are also included.
The website was told by the IPO that, (translated) “There are several provisions in criminal and civil law that may apply in cases of password sharing where the intent is to give the user access to copyright protected content without payment.”
The IPO further added that “these provisions may also include breaches such as breach of contract terms, fraud or infringement of secondary copyrights, depending on the circumstances.”
The report further states that for the first time in its history, Netflix subscription The numbers dropped earlier this year and the company’s rivals in this space are Amazon Prime, Disney+There is fierce competition from , HBO and dozens of others. In such a situation, password sharing can prove to be a big headache for Netflix.