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U.S. copyright law Edit

In Section 1001 of the U.S. Copyright Law, digital audio recording device is defined as

any machine or device of a type commonly distributed to individuals for use by individuals, whether or not included with or as part of some other machine or device, the digital recording function of which is designed or marketed for the primary purpose of, and that is capable of, making a digital audio copied recording for private use, except for—
(A) professional model products, and
(B) dictation machines, answering machines, and other audio recording equipment that is designed and marketed primarily for the creation of sound recordings resulting from the fixation of nonmusical sounds.”[1]


  1. 17 U.S.C. § 1001(3).

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