I had to solve interesting task today. Instead of it, I was fighting
with the legal stupidity.
I have received signed PDF file, generated PostScript from it using
Adobe Reader 8 and then tried to open that file on GNU/Linux with
gv. OK. Then I tried to open it in Preview. It told me that it has to
convert it back to PDF. OK. But then it has shown an error message. No
more info in UI. Thus I have started Console and have seen this
Removing the following XXXX lines is illegal, subject to the Digital
Copyright Act of 1998.
OMG. The source PostScript file contains some executable dictionary
and the comment above it says: "%% Removing the following eleven lines
is illegal, subject to the Digital Copyright Act of 1998."
Are lawyers so stupid or what? Nevermind, I had to finish my task,
thus I kept lines there. All eleven. Because removing them is
illegal. Because of some act from some year. Baaah, all lines
commented now. Sue me that I *added* eleven percent signs to the file
I generated on my machines. Stupid legal stuff preventing users using
their equipment, files.