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Wayne Campbell
LSU Fan
Aurora, IL
Member since Oct 2011
4469 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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Love how you guys rationalize stealing from companies.


Who's stealing? I pay Netflix to be able to stream on up to four screens simultaneously. What business is it of theirs if the four screens are all at my house or if one is at my sister's or mother's?


LSU Coyote
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Sep 2007
22491 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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Who's stealing? I pay Netflix to be able to stream on up to four screens simultaneously. What business is it of theirs if the four screens are all at my house or if one is at my sister's or mother's?

Well they already know. You can already see that info on your account.

You are missing the point of all this.

Look at my post above.
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Fewer Kilometers
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
23292 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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Who's stealing? I pay Netflix to be able to stream on up to four screens simultaneously. What business is it of theirs if the four screens are all at my house or if one is at my sister's or mother's?


I'm not talking about using the four accounts that you pay for. I'm talking about people who think that they should be able to hand out their passwords to as many friends as they'd like to.


boxcarbarney
LSU Fan
Fat City Drum Corps
Member since Jul 2007
14937 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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I'm not talking about using the four accounts that you pay for. I'm talking about people who think that they should be able to hand out their passwords to as many friends as they'd like to.


If I'm paying for a service that only allows my account to stream on a certain number of devices simultaneously, what exactly is being stolen? I don't give my account to people, because most people I know pay for their own Netflix.


Fewer Kilometers
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
23292 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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If I'm paying for a service that only allows my account to stream on a certain number of devices simultaneously, what exactly is being stolen? I don't give my account to people, because most people I know pay for their own Netflix.

You don't give your password out, but others give theirs out. If you give your password to people outside of your household, you're going against the terms that you agreed to. You can rationalize that you have the right to do whatever you want, but you're stealing services and giving them away (according to what you'd agreed upon).


JW
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2004
3509 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
good .... it's stealing and is harmful to the business. Netflix already tried to screw filmmakers out of pension and welfare contributions, but it didn't work because of a potential strike.



Fewer Kilometers
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
23292 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
TD M/TV Board: Why so many streaming services? Why can't it all be on Netflix?

Also TD M/TV Board: Screw Netflix.


bcoop199
Missouri Fan
Kansas City, MISSOURI
Member since Nov 2013
2232 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
It's funny how people think all these big business are going to allow this stuff to continue forever. They'll allow it until they have enough of a stranglehold on the market.


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DrunkerThanThou
LSU Fan
Unfortunately Mississippi
Member since Feb 2013
2563 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
I bet everyone who works at that company was an obnoxious tattle-tell in grade school


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7thWardTo314
Member since May 2017
327 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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Cable companies will be the ones to use it.


Nah. Cable companies lock content/full access to your IP address. I have charter spectrum. My spectrum tv app works like a cable box when connected to my WiFi, but only has limited content like CNBC when off my home WiFi network.


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Volvagia
LSU Fan
Fort Worth
Member since Mar 2006
46228 posts
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re: New software to track users who share passwords
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I do find it shocking that Netflix and other streaming services haven't put an end to the sharing of login info.



Netflix has already taken the only reasonable fix IMO: attaching number of streams to the subscription tier.

It becomes a self correcting issue.

Word of mouth discussion/advertising of their shows likely makes up the difference in value from the users being independent subscribers.


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Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
57887 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
I remember when I first got Netflix, back in 98 or 99. When you got a DVD and a week later you got anther one.
I remember thinking the streaming service Qwikster was dumb and wouldn't last.
Now I watch Netflix more than cable.


Volvagia
LSU Fan
Fort Worth
Member since Mar 2006
46228 posts
 Online 

re: New software to track users who share passwords
Eh?


I thought Quikster was the attempted DVD by mail spin off of Netflix.

Not a 90s streaming pioneer


RealityTiger
LSU Fan
Geismar, LA
Member since Jan 2010
15548 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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Now I watch Netflix more than cable.


Outside of watching sports events, there is a very low probability I'm gonna find anything interesting enough to watch that I haven't already seen 100 times.

And I'd say for anything I do find out of the 87907098709798 channels I have, if I land on something that's interesting, it's watch 4 minutes, commercials 10 minutes, watch 5 minutes, commercials 10 minutes. It's so damn frustrating.


RealityTiger
LSU Fan
Geismar, LA
Member since Jan 2010
15548 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
Is that password paid for?


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lsu480
LSU Fan
Downtown Scottsdale
Member since Oct 2007
90504 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
Nope, I have looked and we are stuck with that crap


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Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
57887 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
I've had Netflix since the beginning when it was free for 90 days with $300 DVD players and a 27" crt tv was $500.
Netflix started with DVDs, in the 00s they got a facility in Baton Rouge and Louisiana got one day shipping on movies, it was nice.

I haven't watched a DVD or Blu Ray in years.

I guess I needed to express that time had passed since joining netflix and then Qwikster. Qwikster was like 2010 or 11.
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Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
57887 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
I think I'm going to cut direct TV. I have Hulu, Netflix, Prime and YouTube Red.
Sports I can get with bunny ears. Except espn.
Thursday games are online.


crazycubes
Member since Jan 2016
4446 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
This is easy to fix...only allow one log in at a time. NFL Sunday Ticket streaming is like this. Once you are logged on, no one else can log in.


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imjustafatkid
USA Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
18218 posts

re: New software to track users who share passwords
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the only "customers" they'll lose are freeloaders that already aren't paying.



Nah. There are people who split a membership who otherwise just wouldn't have it. 3 people paying for one Netflix account is better than 3 people not paying for one at all.


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