CopySafe PDF

CopySafe PDF provides the most secure document protection on the planet. Copy protected documents are safe from all copy and with DRM applied they can be protected from sharing and unauthorized distribution.

CopySafe PDF documents can be distributed by email, download and on disk for desktop reading. Or they can be displayed on web pages. However desktop reading is the preferred option employed by most authors because with DRM applied they have total control over all aspects with immediate effect on any changes made. For example if a subscriber defaults on payment, their subscription can be suspended to restrict their access to documents that may have already been downloaded and saved to their computer.

CopySafe PDF Protect Options

All documents are copy protected. With DRM applied sharing is prevented.

  • Prevent all copy and PrintScreen.
  • Prevent printing.
  • Limit reading to number of visits.
  • Limit printing to number of prints.
  • Limit number of views.
  • Expire by calendar date.
  • Computer lock - cannot be shared.
  • Expire by hours/days from first use.
  • Enable access by group or token.
  • Supported across all languages.
  • Online DRM portal included for free.
  • Online Book Cover Design tool.
  • Online book store included for free.
  • One-time purchase - support for life.

Downloads & Demos

CopySafe PDF software and DRM can be evaluated for free:

CopySafe PDF Software

Here you can download the free PDF Reader and a trial version of the PDF Protector:

CopySafe PDF Protector Download 9.04 Mb 
CopySafe PDF Reader * Download 7.8 Mb 
* ArtistScope Web Browser includes both APM and CopySafe readers  Download   38 Mb 

CopySafe PDF DRM Trial

Here you can evaluate our DRM portal for free for 14 days.

The CopySafe PDF DRM portal will enable you to upload and convert a variety of document formats for copy protected distribution. Although limited as a demo, you can still experiment with the different protection settings and send test documents to friends to see how effective the prevention of copy, sharing and unauthorized distribution really is.

Click to create a Demo DRM account now.

Purchase CopySafe PDF Software

Each license includes the DRM Portal service for free for life.

The licensing for CopySafe PDF Protector software is exclusive for each computer that is used to convert and protect the documents. The order form will automatically calculate the discount for multiple licenses.

CopySafe PDF Protector Software   For unlimited use on a single computer      $295
CopySafe PDF Domain Lock  * License for web page display per site   $95*
* Proof of Protector license is required when ordering Domain Lock.

Note: That the CopySafe PDF Reader is free to redistribute to your users without any limitations. It is only the conversion software (the Protector) that needs to be licensed. Both the Protector and the Reader are supported on 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Frequent Questions and Answers

How does CopySafe PDF compare to other secure document solutions?
Other solutions are not secure at all while CopySafe PDF provides the most secure protection from all copy, prevention of sharing and unauthorized distribution, and cannot be extracted or decompiled in any way.
Can CopySafe PDF be opened by Adobe PDF Reader and others?
No. Adobe and other PDF readers are designed to be generic and as such are not secure. The only reader that can open CopySafe PDF is the CopySafe PDF Reader which is why it remains as the most secure document solution on the planet.
Can the CopySafe PDF Reader be branded?
Absolutely not. Fake protection readers offer branding but the Copysafe PDF Reader does much more and at system level. So reputation and code-signing is most important for Windows and security applications to allow the Reader to do its job.
Can the CopySafe PDF Reader be distributed with my documents?
Yes. The CopySafe PDF Reader is a free download to the public. However we recommend giving your susbscribers the link to download it direct from our web site so that they will always get the latest version.
Can CopySafe PDF documents be distributed in an executable Reader?
No. Distributing executable documents is something that we innovated only to learn soon after that it posed problems as later versions were released that caused conflicts and errors. It is always best to distribute individual documents that can be read in the CopySafe PDF Reader which can be updated as and when necessary.
Does CopySafe PDF increase the file size of the document?
No. Although the document is encrypted to the nth level and cannot be decrypted by any application except the Copysafe PDF Reader, the file size of the original document does not increase.
Can CopySafe PDF documents be searched from the Internet?
Absolutely not. The content of a CopySafe PDF document is protected and only accessible to authorized users while using the CopySafe PDF Reader which can be used to search while the document is open.
Is CopySafe PDF licensing a one-time fee or are there other costs?
Licensing for the CopySafe PDF Protector software is a one-time fee that includes use of the online DRM portal, the online book cover design tool and the online book store for free for life.
What type of files can be protected by CopySafe PDF?
Any type of files that can be converted to PDF. However PDF with embedded video and music is not supported. In fact a good rule of thumb is export/save the PDF for Adobe Reader version 8.0 or earlier as later effects and tricks are dependent on JavaScript and CSS that may only be supported in the latest versions of Adobe Reader.
Are hyperlinks and bookmarks supported?
Yes. Bookmarks within the same document are supported and hyperlinks to resouces on the Internet are also supprted. But bookmarks linking between seperate CopySafe PDF documents are not supported.
Is it necessary to be online to open a DRM protected document?
Yes. Your subscribers and document permissions are managed from your online DRM portal, so to gain approval to open a DRM protected docukment the susbscriber must be online at the time.
Can I use CopySafe PDF with DRM in an intranet or corporate network?
Yes. The CopySafe PDF DRM software can be purchased and installed on your Windows server making your DRM service completely in-house and independent.
Can CopySafe PDF be displayed on web pages?
Yes and we do provide modules for all the popular CMS like Drupal, WordPress, etc. However since late 2015 all popular web browsers have dropped support for real plugins, leaving only the ArtistScope web browser to support plugins that can action at system level. The plugins now supported by popular browsers can only be based on JavaScript and CSS and are thus limited to simple apps.
Publishing for desktop reading vs web page viewing?
While web page display of protected PDF may seem like a good idea, it is not as secure as desktop reading and can be limited because only the ArtistScope browser can be used. Most online courses use the desktop publishing option with DRM applied because not only is it very much more secure by preventing sharing, authors can distribute by email, download and on disk while maintaining TOTAL CONTROL over all spects with immediate effect on any changes made, even on documents still out in the wild or already saved to a subscriber's computer.
Can CopySafe PDF be read on all devices and OS such as phones?
No. Windows is required. However Mac can install the CopySafe PDF Reader by running Windows in a Parallels partition.
Are there plans to extend CopySafe PDF support to other OS?
Not possible. All non-Windows OS are useless for real copy protection because they cannot prevent copy at system level and cannot reliably identify the user's machine to properly enforce DRM. Authors publishing their intellectual property for such devices do so at their own peril.