Craig Wright has been granted legal approval to serve Bitcoin.org with a copyright lawsuit. The controversial Australian scientist who once claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin has not taken the actions of Bitcoin.org lightly.
Bitcoin.org, also known as Cobra recently published the Bitcoin Whitepaper on its website. According to Cobra, their purpose of doing this was to educate as many as possible about Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology. It is their goal that more and more individuals get to know about this innovative shift.
Wright however, views their actions in a negative light. He sees the action of Bitcoin.org as the first step in deceiving and misleading the public that their token is the same as the famous Bitcoin. As a result of this view, Craig Wright sent Cobra a cease-and-desist letter through his lawyer, asking them to remove the whitepaper from their platform.
Cobra on the other hand rejected his appeal and termed his actions as a harassment rather than a legal caution. They also capitalized on the fact that Wright has been unable to prove his claims that he is the inventor of Bitcoin. Cobra further stated that if Wright actually invented Bitcoin as he claimed, he would have been the 25th richest man in the world right now.
Why the Bitcoin Whitepaper is Freely Used
It is generally accepted by the Bitcoin community that the original inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto is completely anonymous. In fact, some have speculated that the name Satoshi Nakamoto does not belong to an individual, but a group.
As a result of this anonymity, a lot of websites and organizations have freely used the Bitcoin Whitepaper as they wished to, without being scared of legal cases against copyright infringement.
However this time, it did not go so well with Cobra. It has been reported that after much deliberations, the website eventually decided to bring down the Whitepaper, not because they acknowledged that their actions were wrong but because they felt it wise to play safe and avoid Court proceedings which could drain the company’s finances.