Is Audials software legal in the US?
Yes, Audials software products are completely and 100% legal and completely comply with all Copyright Laws.
In our opinion our Audials is the most powerful recording software available in the world! And as an internationally award winning technology provider, we believe in fair use, and take Copyright Laws very seriously. At its core, Copyright Laws are very simple and firmly state “When recording or converting media, please do not redistribute it to other people.” Similarly, our mission is very simple, and we strive to produce the most powerful on-demand music and media recording software to help you manage your digital life in a fair and legal way.
Our products fall in the same category as VCR's, DVR's, Tape Recorders, CD Burners, iPods/MP3 players, and other popular devices.
What we do is try and help you find what you want, when you want it. What we do not do is all access to cracked or encrypted data and therefore our software is complies with all Copyright Laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by only recording streaming media.
What does your software do technically?
Technically, we strive to provide you with a set of powerful and sophisticated recording tools so that you can easily find and record music and media. Simply, we help get your big music and media collection even bigger!
Our complex software relies on the very simple principle of recording.
With it, you can record audio and video from many different sources - both from the Internet and through local media playback –on the network level or directly from the soundcard level.
However one important thing is still common to all the ways we record music and media - All of our products only record unprotected, unencrypted data.
In the case of DRM encrypted data, we record these files while they are played back with the manufacturers software (which happens only if you have purchased a valid license).
Only then will Audials access and use unencrypted playback, recording what comes out of the PC speakers. Screen video recording work in a similar fashion. So the Audials software will never access or even attempt to crack encrypted data. Basically imagine holding a video camera or a tape recorder close to your computer screen and speakers. We do this, but with perfect sound and picture quality!
Is this considered P2P?
No, our software is intended for your personal use only and we don’t allow you share files because that’s illegal! Since redistributing copyrighted content or acquiring copyrighted content that way is illegal, sharing services put their users at risk.
What does the Copyright Law say about recording?
There are two important parts of the Copyright Law that relates to the recording of media.
First, the basic right of copying is outlined in section 1008:
§ 1008. Prohibition on certain infringement actions
“No action may be brought under this title alleging infringement of copyright based on the manufacture, importation, or distribution of a digital audio recording device, a digital audio recording medium, an analog recording device, or an analog recording medium, or based on the noncommercial use by a consumer of such a device or medium for making digital musical recordings or analog musical recordings.” Source
Next, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is often used to stop distribution of certain copying programs.
Below is the important part of the DMCA as it relates to copying and circumventing copy protection systems:
§ 1201. Circumvention of copyright protection systems
“No person shall manufacture, offer , … any product…, that… is primarily designed or produced for the purpose of circumventing a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title”. Source
Do any Audials products violate the DMCA?
Short answer: DCMA are the guidelines for what you can and cannot copy legally, and how recording products are allowed to work, and we do not break any encryption, which is at the heart of the DMCA.
Our recording products locate unencrypted media, and record that media as it is transmitted, in order to allow you to view the content at a later time and/or on another device.
Help the artists by purchasing their music and films!
Please, be fair and support your favorite artists.
With Audials, you can get free music by radio recording. Although radio stations pay royalties to the artists, you should support your favorite artists by purchasing their music. Online music stores provide high-quality media, and full albums containing tracks that won’t be played on the radio.
Audials provides you with “Buy” button in the player section. Please press it and get linked to online music stores to see offers for more music by the artist. Through this, you can download and enjoy more high-quality music and the artist will be happy.
Help us in avoiding illegal stations and websites
The Audials software is a great way to access many thousands of Internet radios, social radios, and other Internet media services.
However, we want to make sure that only legal services can be accessed through Audials software.
If you find a recording source (e.g. an online or social radio station) in our database which may be illegally broadcasting in the United States, please contact us immediately by using this form: Contact form