Re: Good for them not to pay up!
I agree and I'd go further.
Any organisation should be granted immunity from prosecution under data protection laws in such circumstances. It should be a crime, with draconian penalties attached, to pay the useless parasites.
 i.e. when a third party has broken in and nicked it for publication. Let's face it, if your house is burgled you do not get done for "aiding and abetting" if you do not have the best locks available installed.