Re: [slightly OT] File protection from copying

Subject: Re: [slightly OT] File protection from copying
From: Craig Haiss <craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 03:29:18 -0800 (PST)


--- Lev Abramov <lev -dot- abramov -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> A friend has just completed writing a book which he
> wants to market online
> as an e-book. He's looking for a file format which
> would ensure that the
> e-book can only be used on one computer and not be
> circulated freely in
> violation of copyright.

CopySafe (http://www.copysafe.net/) looks promising
for protecting PDFs. Their website implies that it
offers more rubust PDF protection than just the
password-type protection offered by most PDF
protection tools. Also, PDF seems to be a rather
popular format for e-books.

Your friend could also host the content online, and
require a login to access the book. This would be
similar to a subscription program. I'm sure logins can
be shared by malicious pirates, but it's an option.

Good luck!

-Craig Haiss
craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com

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