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, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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