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Is it possible to restrict the number of copies which can be printed from a PDF?

Is it possible to restrict the number of copies which can be printed from a PDF?

I have an application where a user can download a PDF for printing.

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"I want to be able to resrict the number of copies that can be printed.

The legal solution of copyright law is probably more appropriate than a technological one which may be questionable and/or annoying to customers.

IEEE has a solution they use for their technical library documents, namely they are now merging the original document with a footer saying ""Permission to use this document granted to _____@____.com"" before serving it to everyone -- it doesn't stop someone from printing out the file or copying the file, but it does put the reader's name on the document so that if someone does print out 50,000 copies it will have their name on it & hence make legal enforcement of copyright law a little easier."