Jaksta products are developed and maintained by Jaksta.com.
Jaksta was written originally for Windows PCs in 2008, and then rewritten as a pure Mac application
in 2011. As new streaming protocols and formats are introduced, the developers behind Jaksta are
dedicated to keeping these programs at the forefront of technology.
Jaksta products are fully DMCA compliant, and do not decrypt or otherwise circumvent strong copy
protection mechanisms in violation of international laws.
However, 99% of all streaming video and music is unprotected, so with our products you'll be able to
capture and save almost everything you find on the Internet.
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What Information We Collection and Why
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to anyone.
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When you download a piece of software from Jaksta, we ask for your e-mail address so we can keep you
informed of our new products. By entering your email address, you agree to receive email from us
about product updates and special deals. When we release a new product or a new version of any of
our software titles, we send a message to all of our registered customers and let them know
We request information from the customer on our order form. Here a customer must provide contact
information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration
date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have
trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the customer.
The ordering of Jaksta products are processed by third party companies which are responsible for the
use of the information they collect. Please consult their privacy statements on their respective web
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are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we
This web site takes every precaution to protect our customers' information. When customers
submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online and
If you have questions about our usage of your personal information, please contact customer
As a content publisher, we take copyright laws very seriously. We also believe strongly in Fair Use.
The laws are simple: When recording or converting media, please do not redistribute it to other
people. This will keep you out of trouble. Our products fall in the same category as VCR's, TiVo
Digital Video Recorders (DVR's), Tape Recorders, CD Burners, iPods, and other popular consumer
devices. All Jaksta products record streaming media not protected by DRM (Digital Rights
Management), and are fully compliant with all copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act. (Only 1% of all online video and audio is DRM protected.)
Here is what our products are NOT:
We do not provide instructions or equipment to illegally access or tamper with software, servers, or
We do not provide products that enable illegal access of cell phones and other communications or
content delivery systems/devices.
We do not provide software to unlock copyright protection.
We do not provide tools for copying CDs or DVD's not intended for personal use.
We do not sell products or services that circumvent digital rights management technologies or
technical protection measures for copyrighted works.
Will the RIAA or MPAA sue me for using your products?
The RIAA will not come after you as long as you record for your own personal use. File sharing
services like Kazaa, Morpheus and the original Napster service put their users at risk, since
redistributing copyrighted content or acquiring copyrighted content that you wouldn't otherwise have
access to is illegal, unless you are making a "fair use" or other permissible use of the
If you decide to share recordings with others, post them on the Internet, or sell them, do so at your
own risk. This is may be breaking the law, unless you are making a "fair use" or other permissible
use of the content.
What does US copyright law say about recording?
If you are really into the legal aspect of this, there are two important parts of the copyright law
relating to recordings. We've quoted the actual text of the law below, and highlighted the important
parts in red.
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.
Next, comes the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This is often used to stop
distribution of certain copying programs. Our audio recording features like those in Jaksta Music
Recorder, operate by recording what comes out of the PC speakers, using capabilities built into
Windows. Screen video recording features like those is Jaksta Media Recorder work in a similar
fashion. And stream capture features like those in Jaksta Media Recorder records what is passed from
your network card in an unencrypted fashion. We don't circumvent any copy protection systems, nor do
we claim that our software is designed to circumvent copy protection systems (which it isn't).
Below is the important part of the DMCA as it relates to copying and circumventing copy protection
1201: Circumvention of copyright protection systems
(2) No person shall manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide, or otherwise traffic in any
technology, product, service, device, component, or part thereof, that -
(A) is primarily designed or produced for the purpose of circumventing a technological measure that
effectively controls access to a work protected under this title;
(B) has only limited commercially significant purpose or use other than to circumvent a
technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title; or
(C) is marketed by that person or another acting in concert with that person with that person's
knowledge for use in circumventing a technological measure that effectively controls access to a
work protected under this title.
(3) As used in this subsection -
(A) to "circumvent a technological measure" means to descramble a scrambled work, to decrypt an
encrypted work, or otherwise to avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or impair a technological
measure, without the authority of the copyright owner; and
(B) a technological measure "effectively controls access to a work" if the measure, in the ordinary
course of its operation, requires the application of information, or a process or a treatment, with
the authority of the copyright owner, to gain access to the work.
Do any Jaksta products violate the DMCA?
Short answer: No. (The DMCA stands for "Digital Millennium Copyright Act", which are the guidelines
for what you can and cannot copy legally, and how recording products are allowed to work.)
Our stream recording technologies work by locating unencrypted media, and downloading that media as
it is transmitted, in order to enable the user to view the content at a later time and/or on another
device. We don't break any encryption, which is at the heart of the DMCA. (Some of our
stream-capturing software may not work with future protocols as the media owners come up with more
sophisticated encryption technologies.)
Some customers have reported the capabilities to strip out advertisements from certain TV sites,
download full length shows in preview mode and other unintended effects. These capabilities weren't
designed into the software, rather they are a side-effect of how the various media servers are
architected. The intent of our products isn't to enable ad stripping or avoid paying for
In addition to our stream capture products, we also offer "analog" recording products. By "analog",
we mean being able to capture video right from the PC's screen, or audio from the PC's speakers.
These products will always work with any current or future protocol, since they are functioning
completely outside of the network connection. Analog recording products give great results, but not
the perfect digital reproductions of stream captured media.