My clients would like to use software such as MacSpeech Dictate to take better notes on various business conversations over the phone etc. However, they would prefer to clarify the legal and moral context since it would be practically impossible to get releases for every relevant call. Some States in the USA require mutual consent before recording phone (and other) conversations. Of course, manual notes are still permitted. But where does an accurate, real-time, digital note-taking and dictation process fit in to that regulation? Is it considered an advanced, "super pencil" or something more? Also, does the software make some sort of short-term, internal, temporary recording to facilitate it's process? And does that even mater if the user has no access to that recording? It is understood that the quality may be "iffy" for the untrained voices on a call, but the technology continues to improve, so this is still a good question. We have received no answers on any of this from Nuance so any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.