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[liberationtech] Removing watermarks from pdfs

Maxim Kammerer mk at
Wed Jan 16 05:07:54 PST 2013

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
> For instance, here's a line that IEEE Xplore once added to a paper
> that I was reading:
> "Authorized licensed use limited to: University of Getting Schooled.
> Downloaded on July 39, 2009 at 15:10 from IEEE Xplore. Restrictions
> apply."

I have removed such lines in the past via a simple “pdftk uncompress |
sed | pdftk compress” filter. IIRC, file size needs to stay the same.
I guess this approach applies to all added extra text. Added pages can
be removed using pdftk just the same.

Maxim Kammerer
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