RE: This file is protected...

Subject: RE: This file is protected...
From: holmegm -at- comcast -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 14:17:43 +0000

I wrote:

>>So it boils down to whether the viewer software honors
>>a little flag requesting "please don't print me". For
>>any non-copyright-infringing use, I'll write whatever
>>software I want, thank you very much. Or modify the
>>source to an open source PDF viewer, and recompile.
>>No "cracking" is necessary :)

Then John Posada wrote:

> It allows printing. It only doesn't allow modification, and in Acrobat's
> thinking, insertign a page or distilling from PS to PDF is modification.

Right. But my point was that anything short of placing the whole document
(viewing and all), behind a password, isn't real encryption, it is more of a
request to the application that it not perform certain functions.

It was the reference to "cracking" that I was responding to. Whatever it is,
not honoring a request to handle data in some ways but not others isn't really

Just nitpicking on my part, I guess ;)

Greg Holmes


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