Before you read any further, keep in mind that Faio is a fan-created website with only good intentions. I am not a big company trying to steal or cheat for money, everything I do is either for the good of Focus on the Family, or for the good of the user. I tend to use the word "we" a lot, but really I'm the only one running Faio at the moment. "We" really just refers to the Faio community as a whole and those that have given me their moral support over the years.
- Faio Admin aka "Zack"
All of the following legal advice is provided "as-is" and for informational purposes only.
Faio is NOT associated with Adventures in Odyssey, or Focus on the family. We do not host any media files, Therefore, we are not responsible for the accuracy, copyright, legality, or any other aspect of the content of other linked sites. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners / host sites. Use site and click links at own risk.
The answer is: Yes. You can listen to episodes that Faio links to in the way it was intended with no legal issues. All of the episodes we have listed can already be found elsewhere on the internet. We simply make it easier and safer for people to listen online. We do not encourage copyright infringement, nor do we upload any episodes. If anything, Faio makes it easier for Focus' legal team to find copyright offenders!
Probably the closest you could come to committing any actual wrongdoing would be if you download an episode which wasn't approved for download by Focus. Doing so could be considered illegal, has a possibility of financially affecting Adventures in Odyssey, and makes Faio look like a bad website to others. We can't stress how important it is that you DO NOT download unless there is an actual download link. The AIO Wiki has a great list of free downloads.
If people use Faio INSTEAD of buying their favorite albums and donating, Focus on the Family could indeed suffer financially. While Faio is certainly legal, it could be abused just like any other great service. It's up to you to show your support for this great Christian product!