May 30th, 2009
So I just recently switched to KDE 4 (still using it with xmonad, of course) and I just now ran into my first really big annoyance.
I just downloaded a PDF, and tried to copy and paste a bit of text from it. I used the selection tool, and Okular (KDE’s document viewer) offered to speak it to me, but said “Copy forbidden by DRM.”
pdftotext was able to convert the entire file to text format in an instant.
Why are people intentionally adding code to KDE to remove my freedom? This is crazy and nuts. Nobody should be doing this, least of all in Free Software!