[Athen] Breaking Security in a PDF

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Thu Sep 6 09:42:27 PDT 2018

David, it is not necessary to pussy-foot around publisher concerns. We are not breaking copyright or violating the DMCA. We have the legal right to adapt ANY material for use in creating accessible files for a student with a disability.

Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of David Wisniewski
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:35 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Breaking Security in a PDF

> On Sep 6, 2018, at 12:31 PM, Robert Spangler <rspangler1 at udayton.edu> wrote:


> Hello, if I receive a secured PDF from a publisher, how can I circumvent this to be able to break it into chapters?

Be very careful with what you are asking. Even if your intentions are noble, your actions may violate the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). Better to ask the publisher for chaptered, secured PDFs.

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