[sword-devel] Printing an encrypted module?

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Thu Aug 27 01:00:03 MST 2009

Presumably an encrypted Bible module is still printable (as well as
displayable) by any frontend SWORD (or JSword) application that has a print
option?  Tell me if I am wrong.

Suppose therefore that a frontend application existed that has print dialog
options that can be selected to print from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation
22:21, then in theory, the whole Bible text can be printed in one go, right?  

There is nothing to stop anyone developing a frontend with such a feature. 
All our code is open source.

Since printer drivers abound that can print to PDF or other electronic
formats, the whole text of a locked module could therefore be output to a
PDF file, with no security properties preventing further copying.

So what does locking a module really achieve?

Anyone seen the emperor's clothes recently?

-- David
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