The copyright of the United States regluates important aspects regarding recording audio and video content

Copyright Law of the United States

Regulations of the Copyright Law

In the Copyright law (title 17) it is regulated that

  • „No action may be brought … based on the noncommercial use by a consumer … for making digital musical recordings…“ (Title 17 Chapter 10, 1008)
  • „No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work…“ (Title 17 Chapter 12, 1201, also known as DMCA)
  • „the fair use of a copyrighted work, including … reproduction …, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright“ (Title 17 Chapter 1, 107).

Audials does not circumvent copy protection

The radio and music streams which audials is able to record are usually not protected by effective copy-protection measures.
Video streams are frequently protected by DRM such as widevine. This DRM protects against:

  • Direct download of original video files (which Audials therefore does not support)
  • Recording in very high screen resolutions (which Audials therefore does not support)

With Audials, you can only record video streaming in screen resolutions which are not protected by effective DRM systems against recording.

Thus, Audials does not circumvent copy protection.
The maximum screen resolution is defined by the providers of video streaming.

Fair use, and providers‘ terms and conditions

„Fair use“ permissions are limited in scope. 
When subscribing to commercial music- and video streaming services, you may have agreed to terms and conditions, which may restrict your rights to record music or videos. Please make sure you carefully check such terms and conditions, before using Audials software to record media.
Audials shall not be liable if you violate such regulations you have agreed to.


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 the form.


Audials complies with all provisions of applicable law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).



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