The Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a working group in the bitcoin industry focused on patent laws, has filed a civil lawsuit in the UK against Craig Wright. Wright has insisted he is Satoshi Nakamoto for many years but has yet to prove it to the larger crypto community. COPA wants to get the UK High Court to rule that Wright is not the legal owner of the Bitcoin White Paper.
COPA files lawsuit against Craig Wright
Just recently, Bitcoin.com News reported on Craig Wright’s attempt to trick websites into removing this Bitcoin whitepaper about copyright infringement. The attempt did not work out as well as a large number of websites have chosen to openly host the White Paper on their websites in a spirit of solidarity.
In addition, COPA wrote to question Wright’s attempt, asking the self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor to prove his claims. Now, COPA goes a step further as the Bitcoin Industry Working Group has filed a civil lawsuit against Craig Wright.
“Today COPA initiated a lawsuit against the UK High Court declaring that Craig Wright does not own the copyright to the Bitcoin White Paper,” the working group tweeted. “We support the Bitcoin developer community and the many others who have been threatened with hosting the white paper.”
COPA wants the High Court to rule Wright’s additional property claims
COPA wants the UK High Court to rule that Craig Wright is not the owner of the Bitcoin whitepaper. COPA was designed to handle cases like this as it is a patent sharing consortium that aims to protect such cease and desist statements and patent trolling.
The legal action was filed on April 9, 2021 and the organization wants the list of intellectual property of the High Court of Justice of the Commercial and Property Courts of England and Wales to rule the matter.
The working group argues that Wright is not the rightful owner and that copyright infringement is only possible if he has proven his case. Basically, COPA is seeking an injunction against Craig Wright so that he cannot use the same tactics. Additionally, if Wright’s legal team loses the COPA case, the organization demands that Wright be compelled to pay for such problems or other relief.
What do you think of COPA’s civil lawsuit against Craig Wright for copyright infringement related to the Bitcoin White Paper? Let us know what you think on this matter in the comments section below.
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