The company that bought Audacity in April, The Muse Group, now reports that there is no spyware involved. “We don’t know anything about our users,” Daniel Ray, who heads strategy at Muse, told the BBC. “We don’t want any personal information about users; that’s of no use to us.”
In particular, the rule that data can be collected at the request of police services or corporate lawyers gives some users the impression that space is already being made for, for example, investigations into copyright. Which according to Audacity is not the case; it just doesn’t say so in the text.