“Fleishman posted the book online in PDF format last month. He expected a few hundred downloads. Instead, it was grabbed about 10,000 times in just 36 hours.|It took Fleishman a couple of days to realize how much traffic the book was attracting. But by the time he pulled the file offline, he was on the hook for downloads of about 250 GB of data. Fleishman estimated the charges for incremental bandwidth would set him back $15,000 or more.”
This is a followup. Fleishman had already collected $1700 in donations to help pay for his bill, but he can breathe freely now — he pulled the file offline just before his ISP would have started charging him for the bandwidth.