As of January 1st, 2011, SlySoft will no longer offer lifetime
update and support subscriptions for new orders.
Existing lifetime subscriptions purchased prior to this date will
not be affected, the company said.
"We are committed to Fair Use and, therefore, want to maintain
our high standards, frequent updates, a well-trained and
dedicated customer support and to enable everybody to create
backups of their media. Technological change has happened
extremely fast in recent years. This has led to significantly
higher development costs, which must be taken into account," said
Peer van Heuen, head of High-Definition technologies at SlySoft.
SlySoft started business in 2003 with lifetime update and support
subscriptions, with the company's customers
to receive new updates at least once a month for seven years now.
"In 2009, we reacted to the financial crisis and introduced
subscriptions which turned out to be a great success as customers
with tight budgets could enjoy our products by purchasing timed
subscriptions, Slysoft's CEO said. "Instead of increasing our
prices, we will solely cease offering lifetime update and support
subscriptions for new orders placed after December 31, 2010."