Sharing password of OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon will be expensive, court may also have to bite

If you also share the password of video streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime with your friends, then now you need to be safe. Because by doing this you can reach the court. However, this has not happened in India yet, but sharing the password of an OTT platform in the UK would be considered as cheating.

Dec 23, 2022 - 21:13
Sharing password of OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon will be expensive, court may also have to bite

OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon, and Hotstar are used by almost everyone nowadays where you can watch new movies and web series. OTT platform is a great means of entertainment. At the same time, OTT platforms have been doing well since the Covid era. Today, the use of OTT has increased a lot in India because everyone has a smartphone in hand and cheap internet. Along with this, if one of the family or friends has subscribed to one of these platforms, then many people are able to enjoy it. But now you will not be able to do that. New information has come to light regarding this.

Many times it happens when you share the password of an OTT platform with your friends or any family members. But now doing so would be a crime. That is, if you also share the password, then now you need to be safe. This is because it can take you to court.

Actually, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of the UK Government has issued a new piracy guideline. According to this guideline, sharing the password of any OTT platform will be considered a violation of copyright law. The Intellectual Property Office said that sharing the password would amount to cheating. In its punishment, either you may have to pay a heavy fine or you may also be jailed.

But if you are living in India then you do not need to worry about it. Because these rules have been made for those living in Britain. Nowadays everyone is sharing OTT passwords with each other in countries other than India. 4 to 5 people are enjoying the platform on the same login id. But OTT companies are suffering huge losses because many people are watching content on the same account.

Britain's Intellectual Property Office said that sharing passwords is illegal because it infringes copyright laws. Video streaming platforms have the right to take people to court. The UK IPO said that piracy is a big issue for the entertainment and creative industry. The IPO further said that it is wrong to post images from the Internet on your social media without permission or watch movies, TV series or live sports in an unauthorized manner.

Earlier this year, a record decrease in Netflix subscriptions was recorded. After this, Netflix officials said that the company would crack down on sharing login and password. However, sharing the password is a violation of the terms and conditions of the streaming service apps. The terms clearly state that people cannot share passwords with friends or people outside the household. But still, users do not follow it.

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