Let’s solve everything with Technology #1

IT professionals, especially in schools, are frequently asked to address problems that are not technical in nature, but that management have decided are best handled with a technical solution.

The first in a few new series, here’s a recently-encountered instance of this:

“Students are copying photos from the school’s online prospectus and defacing them. I want you to protect the PDF so they can’t copy & paste.”

I’ve got a better idea. How about you find the student and discipline them instead? Not to mention the fact that protecting the PDF will never disable the Print Screen button on the keyboard, so will actually have no effect on this AT ALL.

About The Angry Technician

The Angry Technician is an experienced IT professional in the UK education sector. Normally found in various states of annoyance on his blog. All views are those of his imaginary pet dog, Howard.