Craig Wright’s Copyright Claims Over Bitcoin White Paper Challenged in UK Court

A lawsuit against Craig Wright was filed by the Crypto Open Patent Alliance in the United Kingdom (UK). For a while Wright has claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, however hasn’t been able to prove the claim just as yet. The alliance is aiming at getting a ruling against Wright’s claims of ownership over the Bitcoin white paper.

Not long ago Craig Wright made attempts to have websites remove the Bitcoin white paper over what he called copyright infringement. However, this had an opposite impact on the websites that all united against Wright’s claims. Many of the websites showing solidarity openly hosted the white paper on their portals.

Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) has shown its doubt on Wright’s claims and asked the purported inventor of Bitcoin to prove his claims. COPA is an industry working group of individuals and companies belonging to the crypto industry that is focused on patent laws.

The crypto industry working group has now gone one step ahead sued Craig Wright in the UK High Court.

In a series of tweets, COPA revealed that it has initiated legal proceedings against Wright in the UK High Court. The tweets further revealed that in the lawsuit COPA sought for court to hold that Wright had no copyright ownership over Bitcoin white paper.

COPA showed its support for the Bitcoin developer community through its tweets. The Bitcoin working group stands for all those who are being threatened for presenting the white paper.

COPA is adamant that Craig Wright is not the rightful owner of white paper and wants the UK Court to rule the same.

Being a patent-sharing association it is on COPA to take charge of such cases. The consortium’s purpose is to protect the interest of its members against any patent and copyright issues. It is responsible for resolving disputes arising out of such cease and desist notices and patent trolling.

The civil suit against Craig was filed on the 9th of this month. The association wants a ruling in their favor from the High Court of Justice – Business and Property Courts of England. The case shall fall under the Intellectual Property List.

The case of COPA is clear as they claim that wright is not the rightful owner unless he proves it. When you have to register a case of the copyright you have to first prove in some way that you owned the copyright. Till Wright does not prove ownership of the white papers he cannot even claim any sort of copyright infringement.

COPA wants an injunction against Wright so that he can be restrained from making use of such strategies again. In the event that Wright fails to win the case, COPA has asked for relief and damages his claims have caused.