what do you mean it "stays protected?"
anydvd takes care of this no problem.
are you receiving error messages? if so, what is the exact error message text?
have you tried ripping with the anydvd ripper?
anydvd version 126.96.36.199 is more than adequate to rip this title, at least in R1. I can't vouch for other regions and you didn't mention the region coding of your disc...