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Civil Lawsuit Against Craig Wright Wants High Court to Rule Against His Bitcoin White Paper Claims

•, by Jamie Redman

COPA is looking to get the UK High Court to rule that Wright is not the rightful owner of the Bitcoin white paper.

Just recently, News reported on Craig Wright's attempt to get websites to remove the Bitcoin white paper over copyright infringement. The attempt didn't work out so well, as a great number of websites decided to openly host the white paper on their websites in a sign of solidarity.

Moreover, COPA questioned Wright's attempt with a letter and asked the self-styled Bitcoin inventor to prove his claims. Now COPA is taking it a step further as the bitcoin industry working group has filed a civil lawsuit against Craig Wright.

"Today, COPA initiated a lawsuit asking the UK High Court to declare that Mr. Craig Wright does not have copyright ownership over the Bitcoin white paper," the working group tweets. "We stand in support of the Bitcoin developer community and the many others who've been threatened for hosting the white paper."