The individual who controls the website that first published the Bitcoin whitepaper will be attending a court hearing on the matter of hosting the historic document.
In a series of tweets, the pseudonymous entity known as Cøbra reveals that they’ll be going to a hearing where a judge will decide whether or not they will have to take down the Bitcoin whitepaper due to allegations of copyright infringement on the work of Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin.
If I refuse to comply with the order, it’s probable UK ISP’s will be ordered to block parts or all of https://t.co/1dtx7wYjP2 for copyright infringement.
The same way Sci-Hub was blocked in the UK. https://t.co/i5TFc8GG8n
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) June 26, 2021
Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist and businessman, first filed the lawsuit against Cøbra in April, led by Ontier LLP, his litigation team. Wright and his legal team aim to “uphold his right to protect his lawfully-held digital assets and his reputation as the creator of Bitcoin and his associated intellectual property.”
Cøbra asserts that Wright is not being honest about his claims and that his efforts will be in vain regardless of what happens.
“Sad that liars abuse courts in this way to shut down access to important historical and educational material. But they will fail, because information wants to be free.
‘It takes advantage of the nature of information being easy to spread but hard to stifle.’ – Satoshi Nakamoto”
Wright has claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of the world’s leading cryptocurrency, since 2016 but has failed to prove it by publicly showing he has the keys to the very first Bitcoin address.