Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA)
Definition - What does Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA) mean?
The AHRA permits users to record first-generation music (music previously recorded), but under the act second-generation copies are forbidden. Copyright holders are prohibited from suing consumers for copyright infringement when users record music in their homes for noncommercial use. AHRA also requires that digital recording devices be equipped with a serial copy management system (SCMS).
Techopedia explains Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA)
Regarding current AHRA legislation, there is a debate about forming a new law, or whether the current AHRA should just be modified to include consumer Internet recordings of copyrighted materials.