Craig Wright does not possess the Bitcoin white paper, according to a digital currency business working group dedicated to patent sharing in the United Kingdom High Court.
The Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) has filed a civil lawsuit challenging Wright’s allegations that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous founder of bitcoin and writer of the white paper. In 2008, the white paper was released.
Despite the fact that Wright’s allegations have been widely dismissed and rejected, he has attempted to send copyright violation warnings to various venues in an attempt to have them delete copy versions of the white paper.
His legal counsel just submitted notifications to Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org. As a result, there has been a groundswell of resistance and fresh attempts to launch the white paper, notably from many members of Congress.
After Wright issued the cease and desist notifications, COPA, a patent-sharing group formed by transactions company Square, has spoken out against his methods. COPA responded to the notices at the time, telling Wright to include proof of his copyright argument under UK regulations.
Wright must now give answers in court, according to the organization.
COPA has lodged a complaint in the High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, requesting that the Intellectual Property List announce that Wright does not own the Bitcoin white paper. It argues that Wright is not the creator nor the holder of the white paper, and that the use of it would not violate Wright’s copyright.
As a result, the party is demanding an order to prevent Wright from declaring ownership. COPA is also seeking an injunction requiring Wright to pay the costs of distributing material about which he is not the holder.