What can one say about the idiocy of some organizations/companies? Perhaps if enough people petition them or complain then they can be persuaded to change their practices, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
Not in the official release at least I suppose. However the beauty of open source is that anyone who knows how can make the required changes and compile their own copy which will ignore all PDF restrictions. If you aren’t a coder but are willing to trust a modified version compiled by a long-time user, I’d like to point you to @ianas’ builds available on his Mega account. Be sure to go through the ReadMe text file first to see a complete list of changes that have been made.
Disclaimer: Please note that no support will be provided for these unofficial versions and you use them at your own risk.