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The party’s over — Netflix unveils its password-sharing crackdown
May 24, 2023

The party’s over — Netflix unveils its password-sharing crackdown

It's finally happening. After a slew of setbacks, Netflix has finally released details on its password-sharing crackdown, including an $8 per month fee for people wanting to share account details outside of their respective households. We look into how slowing subscriber growth has played into the company's decision. Plus, the BBC reports on France's new law prohibiting short-haul flights between destinations that also have a train connection that would take under 2.5 hours. And, we talk with Yeshiva University professor Abraham Ravid about the origins of the Hollywood writers' strike. 

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Netflix launches password crackdown amid sluggish growth

Marketplace’s Nova Safo has the details on the streaming giant’s much-feared password-sharing strategy.

AI is a major concern for striking writers

Among other things, Hollywood writers are concerned about the potential of artificial intelligence to displace workers.
Writers have been on strike for over twenty days. Streaming and AI big topics of contention between writers and major studios.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC