I was aware of this the first day, and Macrovision was the cause. While there are no updates, this program will still work as designed for quite some time and is currently viable for the hundreds of thousands of the current titles today.
Also, the use here is in conjuction with AnyDVD. When AnyDVD does its work, DVDDcrypter sees all the files as unprotected and functions as a plain old ripper. As long as AnyDVD keeps current, DVDDcrypter needs no updates to rip.