CopySafe PDF Protection

Description

This plugin enables the use of copy protected PDF documents in WordPress posts and pages with shortcode. The resulting embedded PDF object is supported in the ArtistScope web browser. Earlier versions of popular do support real plugins, but as of late 2015 all poplar web browsers dropped support for real plugins to focus on support for phoines and other amusement devices. However the option to allow select browsers remains so that intranets using older browsers can be allowed access.

CopySafe PDF provides the most secure protection for PDF both online and offline. This plugin displays PDF created for use online and when domain lock is applied, the PDF file cannot be displayed from anywhere else. With PDF now bound to your web site, you are free to apply DRM rules to control access to the page via your CMS member controls. The ArtistSWcope web browser reports the user’s unique computer signature so that you can convert WordPress into a fully fledged DRM Portal by adding a new field to your member’s table and some script to compare current ID with the one already assigned.

  • Easy install.
  • Insert protected PDF into posts and pages using the [PDF] media button.
  • Upload and embed secure PDF using WordPress native media tools.
  • Embeds objects dynamically using JavaScript.
  • Set varying levels of protection per page or post.
  • Detects PDF plugin version for redirection and installation.
  • Settings to control width and height of the browser reader area.
  • Safe from Print Screen and all screen capture software.
  • PDF documents cannot be saved and displayed any from your website.

For more information visit the CopySafe PDF website.

Implementation

Click on the [PDF] media button above a post to upload and embed CopySafe PDF documents in your current post or page. When inserting a protected PDF object, the necessary shortcode is automatically inserted into the post editor.

You can upload new PDF class documents or select from a list of already uploaded documents. After selecting a document you can then set the security options to apply to the page such as:

  • Disable protection from PrintScreen and screen capture.
  • Disable the option to view from computers using remote or virtual connections.
  • Disable printing or set a print limit per session.**

** To extend print count beyond the current session, you need to implement some DRM rules and monitor prints per user/document.

About

  • The CopySafe PDF Reader is a free download and can be distributed by email, download or on disk with your protected PDF documents.
  • The CopySafe PDF Reader installer includes a secure reader and a browser plugin.
  • The CopySafe PDF Reader is supported across all Windows computers since XP.
  • Protected PDF documents for distribution by email, download and on disk are in .ENC format.
  • Protected PDF documents for online viewing are in .CLASS format.
  • The CopySafe PDF Protector software is required to encrypt and convert PDF for .ENC or .CLASS formats.
  • Documents converted by an unlicensed (demo) version the Protector will have a watermark applied.
  • Documents created by the “demo” version cannot be protected by DRM or Domain Lock

Licensing

  • CopySafe PDF is the most secure document protection solution on the planet
  • Licensing the software removes all limitations and watermarks
  • Licensing also enables use of DRM to protect unauthorized distribution and sharing
  • Licensing enables the use of “Domain Lock” on .CLASS documents
  • Use of the DRM validation service provided by the ArtistScope DRM Portal for free

Other versions

CopySafe PDF is a sophisticated application specially designed for a wide variety of scenarios.

  • The CopySafe PDF Protector is available as Windows desktop software.
  • The CopySafe PDF Protector can be operated by Command-line on Windows computers and servers.
  • Custom DLLs are available to interface the CMD version with web page scripts.
  • DRM Portal software is available for installation on your Windows server.
  • Free DRM Hosting is provided with every CopySafe PDF license.

For evaluation of DRM validation, create a demo account at the CopySafe Demo website.

Screenshots

  • CopySafe PDF documents can be added at the last position of the cursor by clicking the [PDF] button.
  • Once the document is selected, you can then nominate settings to apply to this particular page or post.
  • The above default settings are applied to all CopySafe PDF pages and posts.
  • The document file manager will list all uploaded document class files.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the “wp-copysafe-pdf” folder and its contents to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Create a new folder at “/wp-content/uploads/copysafe-pdf”.
  4. Set write permissions on this new folder for “everyone.
  5. Check and modify the default settings to suit your pages.
  6. You can now add CopySafe PDF documents using its media button above the post editor.

Click to download the CopySafe PDF Install Guide

If you do not have any CopySafe PDF encrypted documents for testing, you can create your own by downloading the demo version of CopySafe PDF Protector software or by downloading use this test bundle which includes several sample documents. The samples are not domain locked so they can be displayed on any site.

If you have problems installing, email us from the www.artistscope.com web site for a faster response that the WP forum.

Reviews

Best value for PDF protection

@expensive brick

What a pointless review if not to defame a free service that is provided for users of Copysafe PDF. Yes, this WordPress plugin is provided for free, and yes you need the Copysafe PDF software to take advantage of proper protection. Otherwise you will find that this plugin works perfectly and that you can also upload PDF created from the demo version of their software. All you need to do is learn to read and follow the instructions.

Re expense, have a look around and see if you can find a comparable PDF protection solution for less than 10 times the price of this one.

There is no better alternative

@expensive brick

What a pointless review if not to defame a free service that is provided for users of Copysafe PDF. Yes, this WordPress plugin is provided for free, and yes you need the Copysafe PDF software to take advantage of proper protection. Otherwise you will find that this plugin works perfectly and that you can upload PDF created from the demo version of their software. All you need to do is learn to read and follow the instructions.

Re expense, have a look around and see if you can find a comparable PDF protection solution for less than 10 times the price of this one.

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Contributors & Developers

“CopySafe PDF Protection” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.11

  • Revised security for upload process.

1.10

  • Revised nonce.

1.9

  • Tested for WordPress 4.7.
  • Revised upload function to suit changes in WP 4.7.

1.8

  • Tested for WordPress 4.6.
  • Updated download and support links.

1.7

  • Uses WP upload functions instead of Uploadify.

1.6

  • Tested for WordPress 4.3.

1.5

  • Detection update for Windows 10.

1.4

  • Added compatibilty for ASPS web browser.
  • Added ASPS as a browser requirement in settings.
  • Updated download pages to cater for lack of IE and Chrome plugin support.

1.3

  • Tested for compatibility with WP 4.2.

1.2

  • Tested for compatibility with WP 4.1.

1.1

  • Bugfix for user session checking

1.0

  • Tested and verified on WordPress version 4.0

0.9

  • Tested and verified on WordPress version 3.9.2
  • Added alternative user check in case session logging not supported by webhost.
  • Added settings option to allow uploads by admin only.
  • Upload will progress only on same host IP.
  • Referrer user agent must be Shockwave Flash
  • Referrer url must match with the same script name.
  • Save settings page options altered for show in smaller screens.
  • No need to click “Insert File to editor” button after Save button clicked.

0.8

  • Modified logged-in user requirement for upload function.

0.7

  • Fixed security flaw in upload function.
  • Tested and aproved for WordPress 3.9.

0.6

  • Changed the download link to point to an ArtistScope server.

0.5

  • Added new languages for a new total of 27 langauages.

0.4

  • Fixed IE-11 detection bug.

0.3

  • Supported in WordPress version 3.7
  • Support for Windows 8.1

0.2

  • Added allowance for Firefox 20 and later

0.1

  • First release.