Slysoft, the company behind the very popular software CloneCD/DVD and later AnyDVD have now released a new version of AnyDVD that handles the HD-DVD format. The program basically allows to remove HDCP encryption from HD-DVD movies, so you can watch them without a HDCP compliant graphics card and a HDCP compliant display.

A beta version for Blu-ray is expected at the end of the quarter. This comes as yet another blow to the AACS group.