Legislator in Tennessee, recognized as the home of country music, have approved a latest law that makes it unlawful to share log-in information for Internet music or movie subscription sites.
Bill Haslam, Tennessee Governor, signed the bill and it will be effective on July 1. It states that using somebody else’s account to enter Internet movie and music subscription sites, still with the permission of the holder of the account, will be considered against the law and succeeding events will be taken against the violator.
It is considered that the bill was in fact shoved through by major recording labels, the entire of whom have a tough existence in Nashville, the capital of the state.
The Tennessian reported that Rep. Gerald McCormick said, “What becomes not legal is if you send your username and password to all your friends so they can get free subscriptions.”
On the other hand, the bill has revealed a little more elasticity when it approaches to family members sharing every other’s log-in data. However, those who share their accounts with their friends might discover themselves in severe problem, presuming the state discovers an efficient means to implement the law.
This law is an update of theft-of-cable laws that were already on the books.