Screw the rules, sometimes you have to be practical. He's made an honest effort to contact. T7 could be gone, never to hear from again. I tip my hat to his honesty. He could have used the needed elements without anyone else's knowledge. Any reasonable modder would understand and just want to be listed in the credits.
Rules are set and have been debated in the past. They sit. Any further discussion on this matter here will not be tolerated.