SlySoft, Makers Of AnyDVD, Shut Down After 'Regulatory' Pressure

By Gizmodo Australia on at

SlySoft, best known for its DRM circumvention software AnyDVD, appears to have shut down operations, going by the terse message left on its website. “Recent regulatory requirements” are apparently the reason for the closure.

Even “terse” is too strong a word. The site itself is gone, with the following text left in its place:

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.

The company’s official forums are still up however, where SlySoft employee “Tom” was able to provide slightly more information:

Hi all,

We were not allowed to respond to any request nor to post any statement, but now it is official … I am really sorry for that, but this is final. SlySoft is gone…

Thanks to all our customers and supporters for their loyalty.

Goodbye red fox…

Tom

While SlySoft’s applications won’t suddenly stop working, it might be time to consider alternatives. gHacks has a solid list complied, if you’d like to check it out.

SlySoft [Official site, via gHacks]

Image: Dean Hochman / Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

This post was originally published by Lifehacker Australia.