The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17) regulates crucial aspects as to the recording of audio content. Please note that the regulations in this article are confined to the US and that any information presented here is given without any warranty.
Chapter 10: Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media
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.
Chapter 12: Copyright Protection and Management Systems
1201. Circumvention of copyright protection systems
No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title.
1) Sidify Never Circumvents DRM
Most streaming services protect their contents against "direct download" by adopting “DRM technology”, which also ensures that only authorized users can listen to the music.
Sidify respects the rule and has never tried to circumvent it. The radios, podcasts, and music streams that Sidify is able to record are not protected by effective copy-protection measures. Sidify just records the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device. Also, all the songs can never be recorded with Sidify independently without subscribing to the streaming services.
2) Sidify Never Accesses Encrypted Music Data
Some contents are also protected by the provider against recording. This is done technically in that the music data on the computer are only processed in encrypted form and are only decrypted in the display device. Sidify has never tried to access encrypted music data and is therefore not able to record and save such content.
3) Sidify is an Outstanding Audio Recording Tool
However, the music contents that are not protected by the provider against recording can be recorded by Sidify. To do this, such music have to be played back completely. A new music file is then created from the unencrypted music played (so-called "audio recording") without any protection being circumvented.
It is also possible to record exactly the same content with any audio recorder, even though Sidify is a bit more convenient. The fact that the recording of music streaming content, which has not been provided with recording protection by the provider, does not circumvent effective protection, can also be seen from the fact that this is even possible with "on-board means".
When subscribing to commercial music streaming services, you may have agreed to terms and conditions, which restrict your rights to record music. Please make sure you carefully check such terms and conditions before using Sidify to record such media. Sidify shall not be liable if you violate such regulations which you have agreed to.