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Old 06-09-2011, 08:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Unfortunately they don't write laws for everyone to agree upon. I think nobody in their right mind will agree to this.
Yes I know they dont make laws for everyone to agree upon. But we can agree that this law is setup to be so vague that there are more questions raised from the proposed bill than anything. We both have brought up so many points that are not covered yet would get 1 out of every 2 people in trouble, just in this thread alone.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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What is with Tennessee making so many stupid laws?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Where I live, with "Regular Cable" you have to pay a few bucks extra for each outlet. If you buy a Splitter and run your own wire that is getting (stealing) free service.

I can understand Netflix's position. If there where only one Account with one Password shared by everyone the owner of that one Account would either have to pay a lot or Netflix would have to get by on a few bucks a month - so the Service would not be offered. Who is to say that these Passwords are not being sold to others for a low price. Someone has to pay, either Netflix or the paying Customers must share the cost for the cheaters.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Right now you can only connect 6 devices. To use a 7th device you would need to deactivate one. Thank god they rid of only ONE xbox or wii. (we have 2 wii's in two different rooms that use netflix now.)

This is stupid. "Hey sir, I see you are watching netflix on your phone. may we see your I.D. and the name on the account?" Yeah, this bill can be added to the list of stupid laws that will never get enforced. They should be charged a felony for wasting government time and money on this.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Sharing a password isn't like stealing, it IS stealing.
I disagree. That's like saying that having a friend around your house to watch something is stealing.

If netflix were to write their login/authentication such that a single login constitutes a "license" to watch the content, and it can only be logged in once at any particular time, they haven't lost anything.
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I notice that in the Rules here it says:

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I understand the reason even though it is not stated. Concerns of this nature are thus not unheard of.

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I notice that in the Rules here it says:

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*** Note: Only ONE account is allowed per individual. Anyone who opens an additional account will be immediately and permanently banned from the site. If there will be more than one account in a household contact an Admin via PM or email before the new account is started. We are not mind-readers and will automatically assume that both accounts belong to a single person.
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I understand the reason even though it is not stated. Concerns of this nature are thus not unheard of.

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So are you saying Netflix should have some sort of similar system or am I missing something?
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:17 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The difference between this site and netflix is, YOU PAY FOR A SERVICE WITH NETFLIX. Here you do not pay for a service and its a way to keep banned people away.

I would highly doubt, if Netflix agrees not to contest this law, then they are saying everyone in the household needs their own account.
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I look at it like this... if you buy a season pass to a park, like Dollywood, they take your picture and put it on the pass. Why? So only you can use it. Again, why? Because they know you won't come every day, or even every week, but only every once in a while, and they want to make sure it is YOU when the pass is used. If they did not do this then you could allow anyone and everyone to use the pass, even one after the other (handing it to the one in line behind you), thereby cheating the park out of the price of admission for all of those people.

Should the people in your house be able to use the account? Yes. If I have a Netflix account it would be shared with my wife (and her mom at present) as we live in the same household and use the same TV. If someone else happened to be there when we were watching something then they would watch it, too. If I travel and want to use my account I can and should be able to.

That is very different than giving your account info out to a few friends "since I am already paying for it."
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I use my spouse's account, but it's not like only one person watches a Netflix disc when it comes to the home, right? I mean, could Netflix sue you for watching a DVD your spouse ordered?
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