Copy Protect PDF Module for Drupal

Drupal moduleThis module enables the insertion of CopySafe PDF documents into Drupal posts and pages from the Drupal page editor. Without this module adding HTML to activate a browser plugin would be an arduous task, even for experienced web developers. But that task has been greatly simplified.

Simply upload the encrypted PDF file that was created by CopySafe PDF, nominate the protection settings to use, then copy'n'paste the generated shortcode to where you want the video to appear.

  • Copy protect eBooks and PDF documents displayed online.
  • Safe from PrintScreen and all screen capture software.
  • Protected PDF cannot be retrieved from browser cache.
  • Domain-locked PDF cannot be displayed elsewhere.
  • Encrypted PDF stored on the server are safe from webmasters.
  • Encrypted PDF documents cannot be saved or scraped.

How the Drupal Module Works

When editing a page or post, you may insert the short code by clicking on the [PDF] icon above the HTML editor toolbar where the cursor was last placed in the text area. After uploading or selecting an existing PDF class file (from a previous upload), you can then nominate the security settings to use for the page or post. Different pages can use different security and display settings:

 Width  Width in pixels of the PDF viewing area
 Height   Height in pixels of the PDF viewing area
 Print Count   Enable printing and/or limit number of prints 
 Print Anywhere   Restrict printing to virtual or hard-wired printers 
 Allow Capture  Enable protection from PrintScreen and capture
 Allow Remote  Prevent computers using remote or virtual access
 Language   Set the language used in toolbar messages
 Background   Set color in the unused area of viewer window 

CopySafe PDF Licensing

The CopySafe PDF Protector enables the encryption of PDF documents for distribution by email, download and disk with copy protection options and the ability to assign DRM control. It can also convert protected PDF for display online, from a web page, using the web browser plugin included with the ArtisBrowser.

Every CopySafe PDF Protector license provides for unlimited use and includes free DRM hosting to manage subscribers. But it does not include licensing for online display using Domain Lock. If the Protector is unlicensed documents distributed for local viewing will include a watermark and documents displayed online with a Domain Lock will not be secure. ArtistScope polices the use of domain lock in CopySafe PDF by requiring the registration of each web site (fee applies).

Otherwise, the free trial version of CopySafe PDF Protector can be downloaded for evaluation to create encrypted PDF documents to upload for testing with this Drupal Module.

CopySafe PDF Version Detection

When CopySafe PDF is used on a web page, if a visitor does not have the reader module or ArtisBrowser installed, they are redirected for download and install instructions. This Drupal module includes everything needed for this task including download and error pages.

Download the CopySafe PDF Module for Drupal

The download file below is a self-extracting ZIP file which contains, which is the package to upload to your website. Also included in the main ZIP is the install instructions.

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Install Instructions For Drupal

Video Tutorial: How To Copy Protect PDF on Drupal Web Pages

A major change was required for Drupal 8 making the install and usage instructions different. Please see the user-guide (PDF) that is included with your package. the download file needs to be unzipped locally to produce:

  • CopySafePDF_Drupal_8_installation.pdf
  • localhost_sample.class
  • Readme.txt

The file is the plugin installer. Install via your dashboard or upload and unzip via FTP.

CopySafe PDF Module Mode

There are 3 mode settings to choose from in the module's default settings:

  • Demo : This option will add a placeholder image at the designated location.
  • Licensed : To use encrypted PDF created by the CopySafe PDF software.
  • Debug : Use this option to check the HTML code that is added.

Using the CopySafe PDF Drupal Module

Please refer to the user-guide (PDF) found in your module package for specific usage instructions.