[reportlab-users] Document Security
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 09:40:53 -0800
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 09:06:58 -0800, Ben Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>If I don't want people to be able to extract / copy / past the text I put into
>the PDFs I'm generating, is there a good way to do that?
>I know I've seen PDFs in the past that worked this way - just not sure
>what the process would be for creating one.
Your goal is silly. As long as I have a PDF, I can print your document
and scan it with an OCR reader. I can use the PrintScreen key to take a
snapshot to a bitmap and use an OCR reader. The visually-impaired will
curse you for breaking their screen readers.
Preventing cut-and-paste gives you a false sense of security.
- Tim Roberts, email@example.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.