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Can’t Copy to Paste from PDF

I am researching audio formats for the Internet Caucus and found an interesting quote in a PDF. I selected the text, hit copy and got an error box asking for the document’s password so I could copy and paste. What purpose is that? I wanted to use one sentence from the file. Instead I had to spend 15 seconds retyping the sentence. Or I could take a screen shot:

In my opinion, this is an example of how copy protection is getting in the way of a fair use of a copyrighted work.