Claiming to be a supporter of Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin SV, Craig Wright, Won a lawsuit claiming that bitcoin.org’s hosting of the bitcoin white paper violated copyright.
Wright won default After the website’s pseudonym owner “Cøbra” chose not to defend.
Bitcoin.org must now delete the white paper and display a notice of the verdict and pay at least £35,000 (US$48,600) to cover Wright’s legal costs. Cøbra responded to the ruling on Twitter:
I think there is no better advertisement about *why* Bitcoin is necessary than what happened today.
Rules enforced through cryptography are far superior to rules based on who can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in court.
-Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) June 28, 2021
Onter LLP, Wright’s legal representative, celebrated this victory as “an important development in which Dr. Wright seeks judicial proof of his copyright in his white paper.”
“Dr. Wright does not wish to restrict access to his white paper“,” Onter senior assistant Simon Cohen wrote. “However, he disagrees that supporters and developers of alternative assets (such as Bitcoin Core) should use it to promote or otherwise distort these assets as Bitcoin because they It is not Bitcoin that supports or conforms to the Bitcoin vision he proposed in the white paper. “
In January, Wright sent letters to bitcoin.org, bitcoin.com, and bitcoincore.org asking them to delete copies of the bitcoin white paper from their websites and claiming that they were Infringe on his intellectual property rights.
In April, Wright obtained permission to provide services for Cøbra outside the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom via email. From April 26, the bitcoin.org operator has 22 days to respond.
Last month, Cøbra tweeted that they had missed the deadline.In response to speculation that they might have missed the deadline to remain anonymous, Cobra Say: “No. I didn’t show up because opposing nonsense is a waste of time.”