DSL download dispute settled

Ian McTavish, the Auckland IT consultant charged $10,000 by Telecom for three months' DSL traffic unknowingly permitted by his children on an internet file-swapping service, has reached a settlement with Telecom.

Ian McTavish, the Auckland IT consultant charged $10,000 by Telecom for three months’ DSL traffic unknowingly permitted by his children on an internet file-swapping service, has reached a settlement with Telecom. But part of the agreement is that there be no public comment on the terms of the deal.

The charges were incurred on the US-based Morpheus service, run by MusicCity through other users of the service downloading files from the McTavishes’ PC.

The last acknowledged offer from Telecom was to forego $7000 of the $10,000 (see JetStream user gets $10,000 bill surprise), so the settlement presumably reflects an increased offer. “You could make a guess that that’s the case,” McTavish says. “But I have to say no comment.”

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