Slysoft to change software update policy

Slysoft to change software update policy

The manufacturers of the wildly popular AnyDVD HD software, which allows users to copy Blu-ray Discs, has announced a change in their software update policy. Free updates for life will soon no longer be offered by the company. Instead, one year of updates will now be included with the purchase of any software. After the initial year, a paid update subscription will be required in order to receive newer updates.

Here is the official announcement from Slysoft;

Since Slysoft’s beginnings in 2003, all Slysoft product licenses have been sold with free product lifetime updates included. While standards, technologies and SlySoft’s product range have changed significantly since 2003, only now has Slysoft’s free lifetime update policy been reviewed with respect to converting to an annual subscription fee format for new license purchases.

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According to SlySoft CEO Giancarlo Bettini, this change is justified and will ensure first class products and future development: “Our portfolio already contains eight products, and there is another program in the pipeline. Each product is continuously being enhanced by first-class developers; each product gets 24/7 top-notch multilingual
support. Our premises became a bit crowded in the last couple of years, and, to be honest, we may not have reached our limits yet. Something needs to be done in order to not only ensure Slysoft’s continued commitment to excellence but to also promote future improvements: namely, growth and development. With respect to current financial challenges the current economy presents, modifying our update policy seems to be the only fair and reasonable step in lieu of a substantial price increase. Details are yet to be determined and will follow.”

In fairness, SlySoft announces this probable step well in advance of its implementation in order to provide all interested parties with the opportunity to purchase SlySoft products with guaranteed lifetime free updates. Those buyers who act quickly during this time can also save an additional 20% with the special ongoing Christmas promotion.

I am certainly sad to see their lifetime update policy abandoned, but at least they are notifying everyone about the change before it is implemented. This means that you can purchase your favorite Slysoft software right now and secure the free updates for life, before the new update policy goes into effect. Get your free updates for life while they’re still available at the Slysoft website.

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2 Comments on “Slysoft to change software update policy”

  1. To clarify:

    EXISTING owners are exempt from the new policy, to mean that if you OWN a product now you will continue to enjoy free lifetime updates. The announcement may not have been explicit enough.

    So NEW purchases up to 31 December 2008 AND ALL EXISTING licenses get free updates for life, as promised. We stand to that.

    Upgrades to AnyDVD HD after 31 December will fall under the new rules.

    Frank Hollander
    SlySoft Support

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