Copy Protect PDF Files
CopySafe PDF provides the most secure PDF protection on the planet. Copy protected
PDF are safe from all copy and with DRM applied your PDF are protected from sharing and unauthorized distribution.
The data and intellectual property contained within a CopySafe PDF
cannot be extracted or exploited in any way.... it is for reading only and
by who you choose to allow.
CopySafe PDF software provides 3 different output types:
- Distribute copy protected PDF for desktop reading with password and/or expiry date.
- Distribute copy protected PDF with DRM to prevent
sharing and unauthorized distribution.
- Display copy protected PDF on your web pages that
are locked to your site using domain lock.
CopySafe PDF files for desktop reading can be distributed by email, download and on disk,
or they can be displayed on web pages using one of our free CMS
plugins for DNN, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle or WordPress. However desktop reading is the preferred
method option because with DRM applied, authors have total control over all aspects with immediate effect on any changes made,
even on PDF already saved to a user's computer.
CopySafe PDF Protection Options
Your PDF documents can be copy protected for easy
distribution and/or with DRM applied to prevent sharing and
unauthorized distribution and plagiarism.
- Encrypt PDF for desktop reading with
optional DRM or online web page display.
- Prevent all copy including PrintScreen
and screen capture.
- Prevent printing or limit the number
- Limit number of views to a number of
- Expire by calendar date or expire by
days/hours from first use.
- Limit usage to 1-3
subscriber with computer lock.
- Enable access by group or individual token.
- Multi-language support (including
- File encryption and decryption not
limited by file size.
- Advanced strength encryption does
not increase the file size.
- Online DRM portal account included for free
- Sell from our online book store for
- Track sales and usage per document
- Online Book Cover Design tool
integrated with your DRM account.
- One-time software purchase - free support
and upgrades for life.
Who benefits the most by using CopySafe PDF?
Almost anyone who needs data protection that cannot be exploited in any way. Sure, it may be conceivable to use weak protection on ebooks that are sold cheaply, but
expensive online courses, corporate data and other intellectual property that may be mission critical,
needs to be properly protected to protect the livelihood of their owners and
authors. Copy protection for PDF and ebooks cannot get better than
Download Trial Software
Here you can download the free CopySafe PDF Reader and a trial version of the
CopySafe PDF Protector:
||CopySafe PDF Protector
||CopySafe PDF Reader
(includes CopySafe plugins)
|| 59 Mb
The CopySafe PDF Reader is free software and can be distributed with your protected PDF files. The CopySafe PDF Protector software
is also free to use but until it is licensed, protected PDF will
be limited by a watermark.
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
types for evaluation of our DRM and copy protection. Although the
demo doesn't include all features such as group, subscriber and
token management or usage tracking, you can still experiment with the different protection settings and send test documents to friends to see how effective
our DRM and the prevention of sharing really is.
The CopySafe PDF DRM portal can be managed from any device that can
access the Internet, enabling you to upload documents and manage
sales and subscriptions from any computer or mobile device. Click to create
your Demo DRM account now.
CopySafe PDF Demos Online
While most authors prefer to distribute protected PDF for
desktop viewing with DRM applied, some do insist on keeping
their users on their web site by displaying their protected PDF
on their web pages. For that purpose we provide add-ons for most
popular CMS such as DNN, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, and
WordPress that greatly simplify the task. The ArtisBrowser
will be required to visit these demo sites:
CMS Add-ons for CopySafe PDF
These free add-ons will enable you to upload and display copy
protected PDF on your web pages from your online page editor:
Purchase CopySafe PDF Software
Each license includes free support and
upgrades for life, the DRM Portal service
for free without limitation, use of our
online book cover design tool and the
promotion/sales of ebooks without limitation
in our online book store free of commission.
The licensing for the CopySafe PDF Protector
software is per computer (the one used to
encrypt your PDF). The order form will automatically calculate the
discount for multiple licenses. Although licensing is required, the software is
not required to upload and distribute PDF
from your DRM account.
CopySafe PDF Protector Software
||For unlimited use on a
CopySafe PDF Domain Lock *
web page display per site
* Proof of Protector license is required when ordering
That the CopySafe PDF Reader is free to redistribute to your users without any
limitations. It is only the encryption software (the CopySafe PDF Protector) that needs to be
licensed. Both the Protector and the Reader are supported on all 32-bit and 64-bit
computers from Windows XP to Windows 10.
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
subscribers 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?
- Are hyperlinks and bookmarks supported?
Yes. Bookmarks within the same document are supported and hyperlinks to resources on the Internet are also supported. But bookmarks linking between
separate 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 document the subscriber 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?
- 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
aspects 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.