DRM … bah!

Not very impressed with Digital Rights Management (DRM) this evening. I wanted to open a PDF that I purchased last year.

The file told me that I needed to activate Adobe Acrobat in order to view it.

So I did.

The file told me that I needed to activate Adobe Acrobat in order to view it.

So I did. Again.

The Adobe site then told me that before I could view it I had to activate Adobe Acrobat or Reader on the computer that I originally downloaded the file to.

I already have. It was this one.

This one … before I reinstalled Windows XP on it.

I can’t see any way around this, without having to repurchase the title. Bah!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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