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About non-printable PDFs

 
Edy Yu
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I saw some interesting discussion on removing the password protection of PDF files so you can print it, like Ed Roman's Master EJB book.
Fact is, there is a software which will do that job for you. But the programmer of that software, a Russian guy, was arrested by FBI because of that. And that software was not available now.
It is a violation of copywrite law. I believe there are some talented programmers here who can crack down the security of PDF. Just a reminder if you can do that, do it by yourself and don't send it around. You never know when an FBI agent will knock at your door.
[ March 22, 2002: Message edited by: Edy Yu ]
[ March 22, 2002: Message edited by: Edy Yu ]
 
Tiger Scott
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On pdf. Sometimes the menu saveas or print is disabled but the icons are enabled- you could try that.
HTH
 
Rajul King
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Take help of search engine. There are a lot of people offering lost password recovery service, especially for PDF.
 
Win Yu
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FBI will be very busy.hahha )
 
Mariusz Szurnacki
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Hi!!!
If you want to print non-printable version of a PDF document, you can do it in two ways:
1. by removing master-password from this document.
2. by patching Acrobat Reader program (AcroRd32.exe file).
But it's illegal of course. Remember, you break the law, doing that.

Regards,
Mariusz
 
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