Sharing your Wall Street Journal (WSJ) subscription can be a tempting way to save money, but it’s important to understand the terms of service before you do. The WSJ’s Subscriber Agreement states that only one individual may access a Service at the same time using the same username or password. This suggests that sharing an account is not permitted.
However, Section 8.1 of the Agreement also implies that multiple individuals may share a given username or password so long as they do so at different times. So, while the answer could be more precise, an account may be allowed if users do not access it simultaneously.
Here are some things to consider before sharing your WSJ subscription:
- The risk of getting your account suspended. If the WSJ detects that your account is being shared, they may suspend it.
- The inconvenience of having to coordinate with others. If you share your account with others, you’ll need to coordinate with them to make sure you’re not accessing the WSJ at the same time.
- The potential for conflict. If you share your account with others, you may disagree about how to use it.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to share your WSJ subscription is up to you. But it’s important to weigh the risks and benefits before deciding.