Recently the company SlySoft, based in Antigua, claims to have succeeded in breaking all barriers of protection of the new Blu-ray which, originally designers deemed as unbreakable for the next 10 years. SlySoft has issued a press release to this effect. If a new technology promises to be impenetrable; someone, somewhere will take on the challenge of trying to prove otherwise. This is simply history repeating itself.
SlySoft is recognized as being part of rebellious programmers or hackers. The company has put on the market many programs, such as “cloneCD” and “cloneDVD” programs capable of copying protected programs. The latest copy software of the company is called “Any HD DVD”.
In its press release, the company says: “Any HD DVD 126.96.36.199 is now able to circumvent the protection BD+ of the latest Blu-ray marketed, thus paving the way for many possibilities: Backup marketed movies on hard drives, making private copies. A practice that should terrify major studios. “
SlySoft stresses however that its victory is not complete: “However, we must also admit that the Blu-ray titles released up to now have not fully exploited the possibilities of BD+. Future releases will undoubtedly have a modified and more polished BD+ protection, but we are well prepared for this and await the coming developments rather relaxed” , said one of the directors of the company, Peer van Heuen.
Some will probably be offended of such daring and such contempt for copyrighted works. The sale of these copying programs is banned in several countries.
Others will see a victory for the consumer. Many argue that once a film is purchased, it is normal to want to make a protection copy or a copy to view on a mobile device.