BetaNews reports on November 8, 2007:
A mere five months after the initial specification for the long-awaited BD+ copy protection system for Blu-ray Disc was formally released, SlySoft released a beta of its AnyDVD software that has apparently been proven capable of stripping BD+ protection from Blu-ray discs.
AnyDVD's author saw fit to insert a little open letter of sorts into the beta's change log text file (whose message is also posted in SlySoft's forum):
• Note to Twentieth Century Fox: As you can see, BD+ didn't offer you any advanced security, it just annoyed some of your customers with older players. So could you please cut this crap and start publishing your titles on HD DVD? There are thousands of people willing to give you money.
• Note to people considering to invest in HD media: Please buy HD DVD instead of Blu-ray. HD DVD is much more consumer friendly (e.g., no region coding, AACS not mandatory). Don't give your money to people, who throw your fair-use rights out of the window.