On Thursday, three judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruled that sharing passwords on sites such as Netflix is a criminal act. The opinion is the latest round of in the case of United States v. Nosal, which has been discussed around U.S. courts for almost a decade. The case concerns David Nosal, a headhunter who used to work for a firm before leaving the job in 2004. He then allegedly recruited former colleagues who used the password of a person still with the company to download information from the company’s database for use at the new firm. For that, Nosal was charged in 2008 with hacking under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.