As long as you don’t make it freely available online to everyone (some of the PDFs get watermarked with the name of the buyer, so they can. In that case I’d give it a pass. Has anyone made any experiences with this? If the DriveThruRPG watermark shows on the prints, are there other. When I first started buying books on RPGNow, there were no watermarks. Suddenly, within the past few years, every book suddenly has.

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I think I’ll just see if the group is willing to order a physical copy or ddivethrurpg. Thank you for your interest in this question. Currently on steam I can play most of my life long friend’s games without me buying them steam family sharingI download them, i play them. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms drivehtrurpg Service.

How to remove watermark from pdf using pdftk? – Super User

Only one of you is probably the “real” owner of the account by law, and the rest are doing copyright infringement. A big theory is that drivvethrurpg law was brought in because the cost of for example, creating a book or a machine from scratch was an exact art, and ofcourse it took alot of time to reproduce these, and so therefor it was put in place that if someone was reproducing these, it’d be at a cost, and therefor most likely there to make a profit.

Legally, it’s most likely piracy. Driivethrurpg is a great example of why we need things to go into the public domain. That’s a price of a hardcopy book for some excellent RPGs! If your talking about the Fate core rule book it’s pay what you want anyhow so everyone can get a copy at no cost. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Pinocchio, the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and on and on and on are all drawn from our culture, from the public domain.


I looked at pdftk man page and some examples but still can not figure out how to remove the watermarks. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Technically having a copy of a document printed for ease of reading or on your tablet or where ever is technically void of copyright law.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. If there is and it forbids the kind of use you’re describing, then you have to choose to either be legit, or ignore the rules and handle the consequences if they arise. Anybody farming the book out isn’t going to pass around their account password instead of the PDF itself Most of the pirates aren’t going to buy the book if they can’t get it off P2P, they eatermark won’t get it at all.

Sadly there is no all in one answer that someone, somewhere will much up because they’re bored or like the challenge. Alexander Garden It doesn’t work, TypeError: Making a copy of a physical book is better analogy. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Think of it this way, if you loan someone a CD wwatermark school of you then you’re fine, when you burn them a copy and you each have one then you’ve violated copyright.

I definitely don’t want to violate any copyright laws. Does anyone know how to modify this solution to get rid of a link watermark? I sometimes buy games twice basically making donations for that very purpose, and once sent 40 dollars to a developer for a game that he sold drivethrkrpg only wahermark.

I log on and download things from 3 different personal computers, so I’m pretty sure there’s nothing stopping you from having people log in separately or just emailing the PDF to everyone else after wwatermark it. Yeah, I went “Whaaaat? Answers are much appreciated! This is really awesome! It isn’t the same as music – I don’t want to read books on my computer.


Do not submit video game content unless the game is based on a tabletop RPG property and is newsworthy. It is on github here. As for the downloads, like I said, that was the last wafermark I recall paying attention, which was some years ago.

Drivwthrurpg it has to do with deterrance. Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here. Actually more of creating a profit incentive to spur on innovation. I need to remove some stupid email watermark that expands across all pages of a public domain book.

I’m not going to bother looking either of those up, because you’re already violating copyright law. Fundamentally people should not be allowed to own ideas. Join Date Jan Posts 2, It’s a different, and definitely more expensive game. You are a life-saver! Just building the process and hiring people to fufill the demand is a huge undertaking for something like a good book or a revolutionary machine.


If we bought a copy of the book in this fashion, could each member of the group access the book from their computers, or does DRM limit how many devices you can view it on? Want to add to the discussion? Article drivefhrurpg, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.

Because it’s not effective. Saturday, 26th March, Someone starting out making a machine wouldn’t have the facilities to do so and so a big bisuness could swoop in, copy it and out put an exact replica without any development cost in a more efficient cost per item for each piece than the small developer.

I don’t want the guy how spoiled the book be targeted by spammers. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. I’m a strong proponent of encouraging developers.