SlySoft Folds, Hollywood Wins
DVD and Blu-Ray rippers have one less tool to enable them to back up their media. Of course, not all ripping is for the primary purpose of backing up a purchased disc, but it appears to be a victory after several years of wrangling with SlySoft, makers of AnyDVD. SlySoft has shut the doors and turned out the lights.
AnyDVD therefore enabled users to rip content from DVDs, and later Blu-ray disks, bypassing the endless time-wasting adverts and admonitions against piracy they typically contain.
Blu-ray, however, proved to be a tougher nut to crack. SlySoft claimed in November 2007 to have been the first to crack the BD+ security built in to Blu-ray disks.TheInquirer