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We understand that you have recently received material from Uncaged Campaigns Limited, an organisation opposed to xenotransplantation.
That material has been compiled from a large amount of confidential documents and, in many instances, from documents protected by copyright, that have been stolen from Imutran and its commercial partners by persons as yet unknown (though we emphasise that we do not suggest they were stolen by Uncaged Campaigns). The documents contain commercially sensitive scientific data and other commercially confidential information. In addition, they contain the names of a number of our employees, ex-employees and associates and we are concerned for their personal safety as result of this.
On Tuesday 26 September 2000 our lawyers obtained a Court Order preventing the publication of our confidential information and infringement of our copyright. The purpose of this letter is to notify you of that Order, and to inform you that we will take whatever steps are necessary to prevent further illegitimate dissemination of our confidential information and infringement of our copyrights.
You are hereby put on notice of that Court Order and further dissemination by you could be treated as contempt of Court. Please note that the only exceptions to the protection granted by the Court Order relate to the republication of information contained in articles in the Daily Express on Thursday and Friday of last week, and the provision of information and documents to the relevant authorities. We do not seek to stifle public debate about xenotransplantation, or proper investigation by the appropriate authorities of allegations which have been made about this company's activities. We do however need to protect commercially sensitive scientific data, other commercially confidential information and the safety of our employees.