Back when AnyDVD was in it's early stages, I purchased a LIFETIME licence for about $80 US. This was a long time ago and I have been a regular user since. I am NOT pirating my DVD and BLURAY purchases but instead copying them onto my computer to keep from wearing out the physical discs. I have replaced computers and hard drives and always been able to reinstall my original AnyDVD with the provided "Forever Licence". My last attempt this past month failed using the original "Forever licence" and had no choice but to purchase a "Lifetime" package from RedFox. Now my hope is that RedFox does not disappear the same way as AnyDVD after I have joined. A little bit of history ... I do recall AnyDVD indicating that pressure and legal threats from the Motion Picture Industry was the main culprit for AnyDVD's demise. However, my "Forever Licence" has continued to serve me well these past couple of years UNTIL NOW when my HDD died and I had to reinstall all of my Apps. NOW that licence no longer works and I suspect that RedFox may have had something to do with that. In either case, I am not in control (at this time) but am willing to keep the faith and keep my fingers crossed.