Re: Xpdf fuckware
On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 09:16:27PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> I agree. I like the following:
> "The author of this PDF has requested that you don't [copy
> text from|print] this document. Use the -ignoreperms option
> to ignore this request."
So do I :-) Except perhaps s/ignore/override/, to make it more
The only remaining concern is that it's not necessarily the author
who set those bits, it could have been an intermediate distributor.
The best way I can think of to leave "author" out of it is to
reference the document explicitly:
"This PDF is marked with a request that you don't [copy text from|print]
this document. Use the -ignoreperms option to ignore this request."
But I don't know if that's really better.
By the way, does this mean that you won't have a yes/no popup, the
user has to restart xpdf with this option?
> Lots of slashdotters think we are being hypocritical if we implement this.
> I disagree since we're not making it the default. Anyone else?
I read most of that thread on slashdot yesterday, and nearly everyone
who commented had obviously not read anything except the summary on
slashdot's front page. This is par for the course on slashdot.