I just ran into the issue where my lifetime license will not work for newer versions of AnyDVD HD, specifically versions beyond 188.8.131.52. I understand that Slysoft is not the same company as RedFox, and I do understand that this spin up company who has kept the same great product going has not been paid anything for doing so. I appreciate this. I also understand the thought behind having to purchase a new license - to a point. I understand those of us who are frustrated, as I believe when we buy a lifetime license, we are purchasing the right to use the product for the life of the product, not the life of the company providing it. So when the same product is continued, albeit by a different company, I personally feel as if I have been hung out to dry. In the end, it is a waste of time to fight it, but I personally will not be purchasing another license, partially for the above mentioned reason, but mostly due to the fact that I can't afford it right now. My two cents.