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scribd.com is offering free access for 30 days, and they don't insist that you enter anything other than your email address to get it.

There's a ton of sheet music there. (And other stuff, but I'm really just interested in the sheet music for myself.)

Since I run my own mailserver I just set up a temporary throw-away email account to sign up with so they can't spam me. I don't know if they would or plan to but why take a chance?

Anyway, 30 days of access to a whole lot of sheet music isn't a bad thing to have....


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Hi Frank! Great tip, but they did want my credit/debet card number or paypal or G pay. And I don't want to give this to them.

Do you see any way to proceed after this site, without giving them further information?

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Hi Frank! Great tip, but they did want my credit/debet card number or paypal or G pay. And I don't want to give this to them.

Do you see any way to proceed after this site, without giving them further information?

In fact PayPal was created specifically in order to protect your credit card information. It's their main function.

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scribd are thieves. They are selling copies of documents that they copied for free from my own webpage. My webpage clearly states that redistribution of the documents is not allowed.
If you alert them, they insist on proof and a bunch of legal documents. They refuse to just check the facts that I provided them.


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I wonder if the "actually free" offer may have expired or something then. I signed up and they wanted me to enter my name and email address, and that was all. No credit card or anything else was asked for.

If they had asked for my credit card I wouldn't have signed up, so if they're asking you for that I suggest you run away quick.

I really don't know anything about scribd other than that I came across an article saying that they were giving away 30 days of access for free and they have a lot of stuff (article here) so I went and checked and sure enough it was free. But as stated above, I used a throw-away email address just in case since, again, I don't know anything about them.


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I’ve been on there for some time now and like it but I wasn’t aware of stuff like @wouter79 mentions above.


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Scribd has always offered a free 30 day trial subscription as far as I know. When I have used it in the past(several times) they did ask for my credit card number, so you have to remember to cancel before the 30 days is up to avoid a charge.


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