Okular, Debian, and copy restrictions
Posted Jun 1, 2009 21:40 UTC (Mon) by madcoder
Parent article: Okular, Debian, and copy restrictions
As that pressure mounts, Okular's developers and packagers may find it hard to justify keeping copy restrictions in place. Linux, at all levels, has felt free to ignore standards when following them makes no sense. And one could argue that the copy-restriction flag - which interferes with fair-use rights while doing nothing to prevent copying of the file or its contents - makes little sense indeed. This is not a feature which adds value for Linux users; such features still tend to disappear over time.
FWIW okular is the successor of kpdf that had exactly the same UI, understand that you can (in the configuration dialog) chose to disregard the so called DRM restrictions, but this configuration is disabled by default.
John just happened to notice it recently that is all.
Unlike poppler or evince did, the option to disregard DRMs is left to the user, but is disabled by default, which is not worth the fuss it generated.
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