It’s been a rough week for Blu-ray cracking software makers and their users.
On Wednesday, Slysoft, makers of AnyDVD and AnyDVD HD ripping programs, replaced their entire website with a single message: “Due to recent regulatory requirements we have had to cease all activities relating to SlySoft Inc. We wish to thank our loyal customers/clients for their patronage over the years.”
Although Slysoft hasn’t given much more of an explanation, an employee in the company’s forums suggested that Slysoft CEO Giancarlo Bettini has been “under massive pressure” from copyright groups and governments for nearly a decade. MyCE also notes that the company, based in Antigua, was fined $11,000 for copyright violations in 2014. The legal precedent may have prevented Slysoft from working with service providers.