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On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 10:56:27AM +0100, Fiona Hurley wrote:
> When you create a PDF, you can edit the security settings to prevent cutting
> and pasting. I find this a bit paranoid and I never do this when I'm
> creating PDFs myself.
It's also worth being aware that these "security" settings are not reliable
and these restrictions can be removed. Famously, a russian programmer named
Dmiti Sklyarov was arrested by the FBI at Adobe's request when he entered
the U.S. to give a lecture on the weaknesses of the system. Apparently it
uses rot13, which is comparable to pig latin.
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