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  Newsround Online fights for your music rights!
Updated 03 October 2002, 17.36
Digital Download Day: credit cards details unfair!
Not fair!

CBBC Newsround Online has forced the bosses of a new online music service to rethink the way it works.

  Click here to read Thursday's Digital Download Day story

It's called Digital Download Day, and from 3 to 9 October only, the scheme gives you the chance to download 5 worth of free music from pop faves like Kylie, Will and Gareth.

Fact File
Ways to hear the music
Stream them to play them once costs 1p per track
Download them to your hard drive costs 10p per track
Downloading then burning to CD costs 1 per track

But there was one big problem: even to get the free music, you had to register your credit card details.

Which means if you are under 18, you can't get the free tunes!

CBBC Newsround Online didn't think this was at all fair.

  Click here to see what CBBC Newsround Online boss thinks of the scheme!

So we contacted the company behind the website and told them so.

And now the good news is, you don't need to have a credit card to claim your free music!

Crash!

There is another problem though.

They have had almost 15,000 people per hour trying to sign up for the offer today which has crashed the website.

But keep trying - they should get back to normal soon. Plus you still have until the 9 October to download the freebies!

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