One of the root issues has not been fully addressed,
IS there spyware, or an unauthorized "phone home" in DVDinfopro?
I realise that users today are aware of, and concerned about SPYWARE." and your question is a valid question One of the most respected and well known programs I know of is Webroot spy sweeper. If a program such as webroot states something is "SPYWARE", then it raises a concern. If my program or site was detected as such I would address it.
My program checks for an internet connection. then check for the "notify for updates" option in settings. If enabled it attempts to download "dvdinfopro3vers.txt" file. This file is a three byte file containing the latest version number. A comparison is then made between it and one you are running. If a newer one is found it reports that.
Thats it!! nothing more, no information is gathered, stored, sent, retreived or anything.
I am not prepared to discuss anything about the other topic. This is the and one and only thing I will mention, so any other replies will be ignored. All I will say is, the information you have is incomplete. So it would be unwise to form a judgement. It would be like trying to write an essay on an entire book, of which you only have access to read one chapter.