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# 175033 15-Jun-2015 11:45
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My sister lives in America and subscribes to one of the cable services there. With my DNS proxy, Fox.com will let me watch my favourite shows if I sign in with any US cable or other TV distribution account (some other sites also do this). My sister would have no problem letting me use her account for this purpose as long as she could be assured there would be no repercussions for her. I also would want to be certain this could not cause her any problems. Can anyone provide any insight into doing something like this?








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  # 1324875 15-Jun-2015 11:49
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You would be best to check the terms and conditions for the service provider




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  # 1324878 15-Jun-2015 11:53
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As long as payment is up to date i don't see any problems. It's not like you're stealing




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  # 1324939 15-Jun-2015 12:45
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worst case your sister just claims she has no idea and someone must have her password.

The most the provider can do is cancel her account - but I doubt it.



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  # 1325313 15-Jun-2015 20:49
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I have a sub account with Verizon Fios . I have been using it for my Roku and Fire TV for about a year now with no repercussions for the main account holder.

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  # 1325574 16-Jun-2015 10:24
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umm,
using goods and services you didnt pay for and have no right to access:
her letting others, in other contries, view movies & TV using her a/c
her knowingly giving you the password to the a/c

you both know it wont be allowed under the terms & conditions...so
fraud ? theft ? piracy ?

It could go very badly IF caught & they decide to make an example out of her.



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  # 1325598 16-Jun-2015 10:34
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That is part of the question. The goods and services are being paid by her so I don't see how it could be called piracy or theft. The principle has already been established that overseas use of dns proxies and vpns is not illegal so that also rules out fraud. It might well be a violation of t&c, but that would depend on what those were. Possibly they haven't caught up with this kind of thing yet.






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  # 1325607 16-Jun-2015 10:40
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Breaking terms and conditions. Big deal. Whats the penalties in the T&Cs? Usually just account closure.

They dont do that, because closing accounts isn't good for profitability.

Sky are not running around cancelling peoples accounts that share a multiroom. Netflix and HBO know that it happens.




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Rikkitic: That is part of the question. The goods and services are being paid by her so I don't see how it could be called piracy or theft. The principle has already been established that overseas use of dns proxies and vpns is not illegal so that also rules out fraud. It might well be a violation of t&c, but that would depend on what those were. Possibly they haven't caught up with this kind of thing yet.




Um, really?  You are not the account holder, you don't live with the account holder (plus you do not reside in the country the service is being delivered to). So how can you not see that it is piracy/theft! And the fact that you are using it and are not the account holder very much makes it fraud.

I'm not against people being able to get a service that is meant for a different jurisdiction, as I think we get a very raw deal from many companies because we are not the US.

But I don't think it should be leached off someone else’s account. Find a way to have your own account, if possible.

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  # 1325679 16-Jun-2015 11:52
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Fraud? Or sour grapes?




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  # 1326094 16-Jun-2015 21:19
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My sister just checked with her provider and they say they have no problem with this at all. She told them where I am, what I want to do, and also had the person she talked with double-check with a supervisor. Absolutely no problem whatsoever and no violation of their t&c. I guess that isn't really so surprising, since they are already being paid for access and this doesn't really affect them either way. Anyway, it's good to know. Once she can find her ID and password I will give it a try.





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Rikkitic: My sister just checked with her provider and they say they have no problem with this at all. She told them where I am, what I want to do, and also had the person she talked with double-check with a supervisor. Absolutely no problem whatsoever and no violation of their t&c. I guess that isn't really so surprising, since they are already being paid for access and this doesn't really affect them either way. Anyway, it's good to know. Once she can find her ID and password I will give it a try.



In that case, since the service provider has OK'ed it, go for it.

Your sister should try to get it in writing to avoid any issues down the track and to protect herself.

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  # 1326856 17-Jun-2015 22:09
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Post up said sisters password and access, if they don't mind non payers accessing their content using someone else's account details, game on........

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Rikkitic: My sister just checked with her provider and they say they have no problem with this at all. She told them where I am, what I want to do, and also had the person she talked with double-check with a supervisor. Absolutely no problem whatsoever and no violation of their t&c. I guess that isn't really so surprising, since they are already being paid for access and this doesn't really affect them either way. Anyway, it's good to know. Once she can find her ID and password I will give it a try.



weird

they probably think Noo Zeeeeland is just some other US state



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  # 1326887 17-Jun-2015 23:09
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sen8or: Post up said sisters password and access, if they don't mind non payers accessing their content using someone else's account details, game on........


Sorry, wish I could help but this must remain strictly a family affair.






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  # 1326888 17-Jun-2015 23:15
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weird

they probably think Noo Zeeeeland is just some other US state


Not sure, I tried it tonight and it looked like the login was accepted but then I immediately got an undefined error. It could probably see from my IP that I wasn't actually in the US. I would have been surprised if it did work. I will play with it later and see if I get any further.





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