As of January 1st, 2009 Slysoft will change update conditions for their products. Lifelong free updates will cease to be offered in favor of an annual subscription. Licenses that have been bought before 2009 are not affected and will still containt the free lifelong update feature.
Until december 31st, 2008 (wednesday) Slysoft offers a special chrismas discount (20% off). As Slysoft ‘s products “AnyDVD” and “AnyDVD HD” in Germany are considered not legal we cannot directly link their site.
The “Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator” (AACS-LA) has just proactive renewed (updated) their AACS copy protection. New Blu-Ray disks that are gonna be released after the end of april will already use this “AACS MKBv7” protection. Obviously AACS LA’s hope is that it will at least take some time until the updated protection will be broken. But let’s be serious. Hope is something for your personal spiritual life – not for making business. Protections are made for hackers only.
The silent hunter of hidden bytes – the Antigua based company Slysoft already announced that their AnyDVD-HD has also been updated and that it already breaks “AACS MKBv7”. The only problem is: AnyDVD-HD cannot be legally used in many countries, like Germany. We therefore can also not link directly to Slysoft.
» AACS copy protection in detail (Wikipedia)