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Re: Copy text from secured PDF
On 8/6/07, Steve Holden wrote:
> Joel Rubin wrote:
> > pdftotext.exe, part of the XPDF package, can be recompiled with a /*
> > comment */ cut around the permission-to-copy/print code.
> > Probably the other programs will also work but since the PDF files
> > being spammed just a few lines of text and all I want to do is forward
> > the text to the Securities and Exchange Commission and maybe the
> > Chinese Consulate (they seem to be spamming Chinese stocks) that's
> > enough for me.
> > So if you have a LEGITIMATE reason to prevent the reader of a PDF file
> > from copying/printing don't use this method because it is very easy to
> > break - it depends on the co-operation of the reading program. And
> > open source reading programs can cease to co-operate.
> > Bob, I'm sure I will be sued by the author of the PDF, especially if
> > he can testify about the whole pump and dump conspiracy and not take
> > the Fifth Amendment.
> I'm sorry to say this, but reporting each and every such spam to the SEC
> is merely going to compound the problem by spamming them. If you aren't
> part of the answer then you are part of the problem ...
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