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Comment author: Jeff_Kaufman 02 July 2018 07:24:37PM 4 points [-]

The recommendations for sharing others Netflix/Steam accounts and downloading books from LibGen seem like they're in a different category from the rest of the stuff here. There's an enormous debate on piracy out there, but I wanted to flag this.

Comment author: devon_fritz 12 July 2018 11:12:50AM 0 points [-]

I was going to say the same thing. I found the majority of the advice to be good, but don't agree with pirating things to save money.

Comment author: Robert_Wiblin 13 July 2018 07:13:41PM 2 points [-]

Interestingly, the folks at Netflix and HBO don't seem to mind people sharing accounts:

""We love people sharing Netflix," CEO Reed Hastings said Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show here in Las Vegas. "That's a positive thing, not a negative thing.""

Presumably because i) it makes more people subscribe because they get more value for money by sharing, and ii) eventually people get their own accounts if they like it.

More comments on what the various services think about password sharing here: https://www.thesimpledollar.com/is-it-ok-to-share-your-netflix-account-the-lowdown-on-log-in-sharing-at-nine-popular-services/