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Spotify Suspends Accounts for High-Speed Recording

Sidify Music Converter is a well-received tool used to record and save music from Spotify, one of the most popular music streaming services around the world. Technically, it adopts a leading technology to record the audio data outputted to the system sound, that is, it’s a digital recording app.

From the copyright law point of view, Sidify is fully applicable for personal use.



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.

Source from: https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap10.html

Spotify detects high-speed recording and suspends accounts.

Sidify supports speeding up the recording without quality loss. Nevertheless, recently, Spotify detects the recording from the high-speed feature and suspends accounts for violating its “terms of use”, which must be agreed to when signing up for Spotify:

“By creating and using your Spotify account, you have entered into a binding agreement with Spotify and acknowledged that you have read, understood, accepted and agreed to be bound by the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms”).

It has come to Spotify’s attention that your account has engaged in unauthorized use of the Spotify service in violation of the Terms, including possibly engaging in unauthorized content downloads. Spotify has therefore suspended your access to the Service.”

The weird thing is that Spotify does not suspend every high-speed recording user. Furthermore, the suspension is not determined by your recent recording. We've got a few feedback from our users recently that they haven’t used Sidify for a long time, but still got the Notice of suspended Spotify account.

It’s clear that Spotify has also got the history data of high-speed recording months ago. Thus, although you no longer use it from now on, you may still be affected in the future.

My Spotify account is banned. What should I do?

Spotify doesn’t want to lose users for the recording issue, thus it offers an option to restore your Spotify account:

“If you believe this was in error, and/or would like to regain access to your account, please reach out to Customer Service and confirm you will not engage in unauthorized content downloads from our service going forward and we will grant access back to your account shortly."

Therefore, you can easily get your account back by contacting the support and confirming that you are no longer engaging in the content downloads. Plus, make sure you use the 1X conversion speed to complete the recording and do not try any other tools.

Step 1 Contact Spotify support at https://support.spotify.com/us/contact-spotify-anonymous/.

Step 2 Confirm to Spotify support that you are no longer engaging in “illegal content downloads”.

Step 3 Get the latest version of the program from Sidify's Download Center.

Step 4 DO NOT use the high speed function.

Important Notes: Do not use other similar tools, as many of them adopt high-speed mode by default.