Craig Wright, who has attracted attention since the day he announced himself as Satoshi Nakamoto, won the lawsuit he filed against Bitcoin.org, the host of the Bitcoin whitepaper, for alleged copyright infringement.
Wright automatically won the case after the website owner “Cøbra” chose not to plead.
Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Wright won the case
According to the decision, Bitcoin.org is required to remove the whitepaper and display a notice referring to the decision. They were also required to pay at least GBP 35,000 ($48,600) to cover Wright’s legal costs.
Cobra responded to the decision on Twitter:
All your fiat based assets are ultimately secured by the same legal system that today made it illegal for me to host the Bitcoin whitepaper because a notorious liar swore before a judge that he's Satoshi. A system where 'justice' depends on who's got the bigger wallet.
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) June 28, 2021
Wright’s legal representative, Onter LLP, described the victory as “Dr. It is a significant advance in Wright’s quest to obtain judicial verification of copyright on the whitepaper.
“No intention to restrict access”
Onter’s senior partner, Simon Cohen, said, “Dr. Wright does not want to restrict access to the whitepaper,” he wrote.
“But he disagrees that alternative assets like Bitcoin Core should be used by their supporters and developers to promote them. Do not misrepresent these assets as Bitcoin, given that they do not support or align with the Bitcoin vision as stated in the whitepaper.”