"Locked" PDFs, where security setting have disabled the copy-pasting of text, are an annoying and unnecessary obstacle in today's decentralized research-friendly web universe. Fortunately, they can be conquered without user OCRing or printing the document.
All you need to do is: save the PDF to your computer, go to the above link, and upload it. The site will produce a new version of the document that is copy-paste-able. Remember to go back to the original document to get the correct web address, though.
Published in: Paperless Debate