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Thread: DVD Decrypter - Gone, Forever!

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    [news=http://gfx.cdfreaks.com/img/1094091716.jpg]Hello world

    I"ve got some good news and some bad news.Let’s start with the good.... (tumble weed passes by)Ok, and now onto the badVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0 is the last version you"ll ever see.We hoped this day would never come, but it has, and I can promise you, nobody is more gutted about it than I am.

    What started as a bit of fun, putting a GUI around some existing code, turned into something that I can only describe as ‘part of me’ – yes, I know that’s sad ;-) As I"ve recently been made aware (by a letter, hand delivered to my door, last Tuesday), due to some law that was changed back in October 2003, circumventing copy protection isn"t allowed.

    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.

    So anyway, from this point forward, I"m no longer permitted to provide any sort of assistance with anything that helps people infringe the rights of "a certain company".That means, no more emails, no more forum posts, no PM"s, no nothing! END OF STORY.The domain name will be transferred over to the company by the end of the week (9th June, according to the undertakings I have to sign) so don"t email it thinking "Oh, I"ll just ask LIGHTNING UK! for support on this". You"ll not be getting the intended recipient and could be landing yourself in sh1t!

    With 3.5.4.0 being the last version, it makes sense for everyone to disable the "check for new versions" feature, as obviously there won"t be any. Of course what I really mean is that you should all stop using the program out of respect for the company’s rights.

    Anyone hosting DVD Decrypter is advised to cease doing so immediately. I"ve the feeling they won"t stop with just me. I"m having to contact anyone I know of that is (at the very least, the "mirror" sites), and tell them to stop. Copies of those emails must also be sent to the solicitors so they can check I"m doing everything I"m supposed to. If I don’t, I die.

    It is of course down to the owners of those sites to react how they want to. It"s not my job to force you to do anything you don"t want to, I"m just giving you some friendly advice. Maybe it"s just me, but I see this as a bit of an "end of an era". I realise there are other tools, but there"s no telling how much longer they"ll last, and not only that, mine was the oldest! I"ve met loads of great people over the years and I want to take this opportunity to wish them every success for the future - yes DDBT peeps, that includes you lot! : "(I hope you"ve all enjoyed my contribution to the DVD scene and maybe I"ll see ya around sometime.

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    Sucks.....

    Wonder what they will make to take its place

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    That's really bad news.

    But did I hear someone say "stable door"?
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    I swear some of this is ridiculous as I dont understand where having a truthfull backup becomes an issue now also...
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    Basically while copyright states that it is legal for us to make a backup of a DVD, it is illegal to circumvent copy-protection.
    The latter part due to a recent law that has just came into place a year or two ago...

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    He should join The Pirate Bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonki
    He should join The Pirate Bay
    ? because...

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    so, this is a law change in the EU only, right? i'd have nothing to worry about hosting it in the US?
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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    Quote Originally Posted by yonki
    He should join The Pirate Bay
    ? because...
    I think what he meant was that they needed Piratebays legal department

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    Hello world...

    Anyone hosting DVD Decrypter is advised to cease doing so immediately.
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