The author of DVD backup and copy program DVD Decrypter has been forced to cease development and distribution of the infamous program.
Ok so it has taken a while (almost 2 years), but eventually "a certain company" has decided they don"t like what I"m doing (circumventing their protection) and have come at me like a pack of wolves. I"ve no choice but to cease everything to do with DVD Decrypter.I realise this is going to be one of those "that sucks - fight them!" kinda things, but at the end of the day, it"s my life and I"m not about to throw it all away (before it has even really started) attempting to fight a battle I can"t possibly win.
If 321 Studios can"t do it with millions, what chance do I have with £50?! As I"m sure most of you have already noticed, the site has been down for a few days. That surprised me as much as the next person (slight breakdown in communication), or I would have issued this statement on it directly.
While I disagree with pirating software or copying DVD's, what ever happened to fair use? I can't believe that stupid laws like the DMCA get passed -- who's protecting our rights?
What ever happened to making content (movies, music, books, etc) so cheap that everyone will buy it and it won't be worth the time or energy to copy it? Why does a CD still cost $16? Apple gets it and is making a killing because they understand fair use.
Thanks to Chris for sending this in.