Group : Admin
Posts : 127
2017-02-13 at 16:42
Online reading vs desktop reading?
While displayed online using a web browser, your user access restrictions will be governed by the user login management system provided by your CMS. This means that users can share logins. Copysafe PDF documents for web display do not include provision for DRM because it can conflict/complicate the user access already provided by a CMS. However the ArtistScope browser does report each users unique Computer ID so that a CMS can be modified to restrict account logins to their designated computer. If DRM is required (prevention of sharing) then desktop reading will be a simpler option that does not require customization of your CMS.
Desktop reading not only provides DRM to prevent sharing, but it also provides more control over available settings for limiting expiration by calendar date, expiration by number of days/hours from each user's first opening on a document, limit of printing and views by number of visits. Our DRM is based on an algorithm derived from the user's computer hard drive and the document author has the option of locking to 1-3 computers and allowing/disallowing changes to that ID (requiring author intervention).
Documents for desktop reading can be distributed by email, download and on disk. With DRM applied that cannot be shared. Sure, anyone can copy the file itself as nothing can prevent tat, but if that copy is sent to 1,000 friends, no one else will be able to OPEN and view its contents unless they also have your permission.
DRM permissions are managed from a DRM portal that we provide for free to all Copysafe PDF licensees ($295). From that portal you have total control over all aspects with immediate effect on nay changes made, even to documents out in the wild on CD or already saved to a user's computer. If you change a document's settings or user's permissions it will take effect the next time they try to open it.
From your DRM portal you upload the document as one file or as several documents for different sections. Then you add the user by nominating their email address (as the username) and which book they are entitled to access. The DRM portal does everything else for you.