Thanks for reporting this situation to us, we will make sure to address this situation with the proper department, in the meantime we know this is due to copyrights, however we would like to verify it.
We will keep you posted.
We have confirmed that as for your question, password protection of our publically available documents is done to protect our interests in the documents we make available for viewing. We appreciate you mentioning the PDF Reader web plugin and will look into resolving this inconsistency. From your message, it seems your desired activity would require us to change our policy as it concerns document protection. We will take your request into consideration.
Please let us know if you need something else.
Hi Intel Support,
Thanks for checking up on this matter.
As of today, Tue, Aug 16, 2016, I have received an email communication from Ms. Mary Taylor, Intel Support Community Manager, that had resolved my problem satisfactorily.
PS. On the topic of protecting your publicly released PDF docs, Adobe Acrobat provides fine-grain levels of password-protection on editing, printing, copying text, of a PDF file since Acrobat version 7.0 and on.
Perhaps you could allow Intel customers to copy text and other contents in the publicly released PDF docs; but set password protection to restrict content editing (or even printing) to thwart malicious tampering of the PDF files.