How To Copy Protect Documents

How To Copy Protect eBooks, PDF & Documents

The problem with protecting documents, especially eBooks where authors are too eager to please everyone regardless of their preferred eBook reader, is that it's not possible to properly protect any document or file when its associated reader has not been designed for copy protection and DRM control, or it has, but by its structure can easily be dissembled and exploited.

And that's the way it is with every document reader available today except for the CopySafe PDF Reader. When one looks at all of the available e-reader solutions, one sees a variety of concepts:

  • User friendly readers that display simple text.
  • User friendly readers that can open a variety of file types.
  • Readers using password protection that can be exploited.
  • Readers claiming DRM but without copy protection.

Why this is so is because those reading solutions were only ever designed to be simple. But now that they have become popular, authors are asking for a means to protect their livelihoods while still distributing their content in packages that are for all intents and purposes, not much more than paper bags.

Most of those solutions, being basically plain text, can be exploited far too easily for anyone to consider their protection worthwhile at all. Their DRM is easily removed and none utilize any real form of copy protection that can prevent someone from copying and printing every page.

Copy Protecting Generic Documents

All documents, regardless of file type type such as DOC, XML, TXT, etc can be easily converted to PDF. Then from PDF they can be easily copy protected by converting them to CopySafe PDF which can distributed by email, download or on desk for desktop reading or encrypted with domain lock for web page display.

Copy Protecting PDF Documents

CopySafe PDF is specially designed for not only providing copy protection of a document's content while being displayed, but it can also employ DRM controls to prevent sharing and unauthorized distribution. The copy protection provided by CopySafe PDF is the most secure and there is no other application that can provide such complete protection from PrintScreen and all screen capture software.

The same applies to the digital rights management (DRM) applied by CopySafe PDF which was specially designed as a more secure alternative to the monkey business evident in alternative solutions.

Copy Protecting eBooks

When selling eBooks online, authors need to preserve their livelihood by ensuring that their publications and/or tutorials continue to bring in revenue. Delivering eBooks that are not copy protected or protected from unauthorized distribution is one sure way to reduce sales because anyone already with a copy of your eBook is free to forward it onto an unlimited number of persons, or even sell it as their own.

However by using CopySafe PDF you not only have the most secure copy protection for your eBook content but you also have the opportunity to restrict the use of your eBooks to only those people who pay for them.

For authors creating eBooks with CopySafe PDF, ArtistScope provides a free publishing service with everything that an author needs to sell and distribute online, including a DRM management portal, online book cover designer and online ebook store for sales. The complete service is provided for FREE to all licensed users of CopySafe PDF software.

For more information please see the CopySafe eBook Store. For a FREE DRM account for evaluating what is the most secure document protection on the planet, you can register here.