DRM: Help me prevent copying of something printable.
February 9, 2005 9:02 PM Subscribe
DRM Filter: I've got some material I'd like to distribute online in a print-friendly format... but I'm considering limiting electronic pass along. PDF or Post Script would probably be the ideal format, but can they be machine-locked or something else that would prevent someone from forwarding to all their friends?
posted by namespan to technology (10 answers total)
Also: is there a way to track a PDF every time it's opened (similar to, say, embedding a remote transparent gif in an HTML doc and tracking requests?). The reason I ask is that I'm also considering trying to make a case for no DRM and a sale price below the impulse purchase/lunch threshold, but I'd have to be able to track use and come up with stats that could justify DRM-less distribution by showing that most people buy rather than steal anyway.