On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 08:31:34PM +0100, Philip Nulty wrote:
> I know it's over the top but I just had a call from IOL Broadband on
> behalf of twenty century fox. They said I had downloaded Star Wars
> revenge of the sith. (which i didnt)
>>> First of all can how can they access that information?
> is that not against the Data protection act?
Let's get this straight: IOLBB called you ? So, they probably didn't
give out any information !
Odds are they got a call from 20CF about someone downloading a copy of
RoTS, someone who was using the IP you currently have perhaps.
IOL probably said "Okay, we'll look into it!" or something similar, and
had one of their people call you, as you currently have the offending IP
assigned to you (remember IOLBB are DHCP, they probably could tell who
had the IP at a specific time, but odds are 20CF can't specify exactly
_when_ it might have been downloaded).
Does this start to make sense ?
Storm in a teacup really, they asked "did you ?", you said "no!". No-one
gave your details to anyone (IOLBB already know who you are !). If you
get letters from 20CF it might be a different matter, but hey !
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