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The boss of Gio Internet claims that the appearance of Pipex's Ts&Cs on his ISP's Web site was "a mistake".

ADSL Guide reports that Gio's Ts&Cs look similar to Pipex's, except for in the place of the word "Pipex" it reads "Gio Internet".

The giveaway, it seems, is the inclusion of the term "Public IP Exchange Limited" - the longwinded way of saying Pipex". Oh, and according to a screenshot on ADSL Guide the word Pipex also appears in Gio's Ts&Cs.

Pipex boss, David Rickards, told ADSL Guide that he would be discussing this "clear copyright breach with [his] lawyers".

The Register spoke to Gio MD, Khaliq Abdul, who said has removed the Ts&Cs in question.

He has had not heard from Pipex or its lawyers over the matter.

A new version of Gio's Ts&Cs should be up in the next couple of hours, he said.

Asked about the alleged plagiarism of Pipex's Ts&Cs on his ISP's Web site he said: "Someone put the wrong file up." ®

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