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Could my PDF password-protected doc be passed on?

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Hello! Could my password-protected document be passed on to others by the person I sent it to along with the password?

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Could my PDF password-protected doc be passed on?

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Hello! Could my password-protected document be passed on to others by the person I sent it to along with the password?

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Yes.

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Hi Alexanderv,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

When you share a password protected PDF with someone along with the password, it can be shared further by that person with other people.

If you have any questions or you experience any issues, let us know.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

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Hi Meenakshi!

Thank you very much for your response. So, you've confirmed that a PDF document is not protected from being copied that way, and when it comes to intellectual property it is wide open to be copied or distributed even if you have word protection. Do you know of any other ways to protect the PDF from being passed along?

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DRM protection is the only reliable way. And even then someone could still take a screenshot of each page and create a new file from it...

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