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Old 11-02-2008, 04:08 AM   #1
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In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed.


This book was offered in Adobe PDF format to 2,500 Early Reviewers at Library Thing. However, several of the Early Reviewers are annoyed by the prominent watermark on every page of the book beyond the first one, and others are annoyed by the security setting that keeps them from printing out the book to read on paper.

The future of distributing books in electronic form is still uncertain, but this particular example shows that there are still some obstacles to overcome.

As an Early Reviewer, I downloaded the book, but I am unsure just how much of it I will read in its present form. Early Reviewers are all expected to submit written reviews in exchange for their free books, but this particular book may not get reviewers to follow through in the way that paper books have been reviewed.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
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It sounds like a very interesting book! But I'd want to have it in my hands, as a real physical book, so I can read it anywhere, on the train, in my hammock...

   
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I wonder why people do that when it's so easy to break the Acrobat protection and print the book anyway.

   
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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I wonder why people do that when it's so easy to break the Acrobat protection and print the book anyway.
You say that, and Steve said the same much earlier: Acrobat's security can be broken easily (though Steve thought a Junior High School kid was handy to have). Where can we get that knowledge? And since Acrobat now claims ever so many bits for its encryption, do we now need a Senior High School kid?

   
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Where can we get that knowledge?
A quick Google search will reveal all.

   
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A quick Google search will reveal all.
VeryPDF has a password and restriction remover for $29.95. Their website explains that a PDF can have an owner password with restrictions, and a user password, which is requested when the PDF is opened. Their remover only works with owner passwords, that is, a PDF that can be viewed but not printed, for example. That is the situation, I think with this book PDF.

There are other password removers, too, some shareware, some at prices more than $29.95.
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