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Craig Wright Wins Bitcoin Copyright Lawsuit Against Pseudonymous Developer

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Mon, 06/28/2021 - 13:57
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Bitcoin.org will have to take down the Bitcoin white paper following the U.K. court's decision
Craig Wright Wins Bitcoin Copyright Lawsuit Against Pseudonymous Developer
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Bitcoin.org, a prominent website that supports the development of the leading cryptocurrency, will have to remove all references to the Bitcoin white paper in the U.K. following the court’s decision.

Cobra, a pseudonymous Bitcoin developer behind the project, chose not to reveal his identity to defend himself in front of the court. Hence, a default judgement was given to Wright.        

Apart from taking down the flagship cryptocurrency’s founding document, Cobra will also have to pay £35,000 ($48,655) in legal fees.          

In January, lawyers representing nChain’s chief scientist demanded that Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org remove the white paper due to alleged copyright infringement.

Their letters sparked a major outcry within the cryptocurrency community, with companies and even governments moving to publish the copies of Bitcoin’s white paper on their websites in a rebuke to Wright.     

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As reported by U.Today, the self-proclaimed Satoshi got sued by the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA), an anti-patent trolling non-profit founded by Jack Dorsey’s Square, back in April. Because of the lawsuit, Wright will be forced to provide actual evidence of him being the Bitcoin creator.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.