PDF Print Protection & Limits
CopySafe PDF Protector enables 2 different sets of rules for print protection,
depending on the protection level set when converting the document.
Setting Print Permission at the PDF ProtectorWhen using the CopySafe
PDF Protector to convert documents without DRM protection, the options for print
protection are quite simple. You can either allow or disable printing. If
printing were disabled, then the document cannot be printed and the condition cannot be changed
at a later date, even by the author, because the print protection is embedded
into the encrypted document.
Setting Print Protection as a DRM OptionWhen using the CopySafe PDF Protector to convert documents with DRM protection,
the options for print protection get a lot more sophisticated. First, you have
the option of allowing or preventing printing, in which case, you have
more options available to set or limit the number of prints allowed.
Print Limitation By Print CountWhen DRM protection is applied, not only is every document launch recorded, but
every request to print that document as well. This enables authors to
limit the copies made by printing from 1 or even up to 999,999 copies.
Printing Limit SecurityThe print limit is set per document and the number of times the document is
printed is recorded against each user. If a document has been set to limit
prints to 10 copies, then each user will be entitled to print only 10 copies. Once a
print limit is reached, a user will not be able to print another copy. Print
limitations are most securely enforced and cannot be exploited in any way
because it is impossible for a computer to have multiple identities in the DRM
Other Print LimitationsWhen print is allowed only physical printers can
be used, which means that network printers (recognized as virtual printers) will
be ignored in the PDF Print Selection. For this reason, virtual printers are not allowed because by
allowing any "virtual printer" will mean that a user can send your document to a
PDF converter to recreate the original unprotected document.
Adjusting Print Limit SettingsBecause print limitations applied by DRM
are managed by the DRM server and not embedded in a document, an author can change a document's print limit or
revoke print permissions altogether, at any time, with immediate effect over all
copies of that document, even those that have already been downloaded and saved
to a user's computer.
Tracking Document Usage Includes Printing RightsYour DRM portal tracks all document usage including requests for print
permission, and are sortable by document, user and request type (view or print). In
other words, each author can see at a glance, who among their users has viewed
the document, when they have printed the document, and when.
CopySafe PDF is by far more secure than all other eBook and PDF document
protection solutions because it was designed to be so. Performing a web
search on "extract password from PDF" or "remove DRM from eBooks"
can provide an insight to how
useless most document protection solutions really are. Any similarities
between the total control management of documents provided by ArtistScope DRM
and the "claims" of others are mostly inspired and pioneered by ArtistScope DRM.
CopySafe PDF is ideal for the distribution of documents
by download and on CD, but if your documents are to be
viewed from your website, then you should check
out the ASPS Web Reader which is specially designed for copy protecting web content
instead of exposing it like other web browsers do. ASPS
provides the most secure copy protection for all web
page content including PDF, Flash and video.