Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator is now threatening to take two websites bitcoin.org and bitcoincore.org to court for copyright infringement if they didn’t remove the bitcoin white paper from their platforms. Wright is infamous for threatening lawsuits against people and company’s who have called him out for his absurd lies and in most cases where he did file a lawsuit, the verdict has been against him.
To refrain from engaging in a futile court battle the Bitcoin devs at Bitcoincore.org decided to remove the white paper, however, bitcoin.org has stood up to Wright saying they would continue hosting the Bitcoin white paper and take the matters to court if needed.
We will continue hosting the Bitcoin whitepaper and won’t be silenced or intimidated. Others hosting the whitepaper should follow our lead in resisting these false allegations.
Bitcoin.org put out a statement today regarding the Wright threat and said,
“Unfortunately, without consulting us, Bitcoin Core developers scrambled to remove the Bitcoin whitepaper from bitcoincore.org, in response to these allegations of copyright infringement, lending credence to these false claims. The Bitcoin Core website was modified to remove references to the whitepaper, their local copy of the whitepaper PDF was deleted, and with less than 2 hours of public review, this change was merged. By surrendering in this way, the Bitcoin Core project has lent ammunition to Bitcoin’s enemies, engaged in self-censorship, and compromised its integrity.”
Wright is a Habitual Liar
Craig Wright who also created BSV in a highly controversial 2018 BCH fork is a habitual liar and his only claim to fame is trying to portray himself as the creator of Bitcoin. He is also involved in a long-drawn court battle with the Keilman estate representing his former partner for the ownership of billions of bitcoin. The proceedings of the lawsuit have found Wright of fabricating evidence and lying under oath.
The last time he decided to go after an innocent trader who goes by the name of Hodlonaut for calling him out, the whole crypto industry decided to boycott h and many even delisted BSV from their platforms.
The bitcoin community has called for standing against Wright’s bully behavior especially Hodlonaut who was at the receiving end of Wright’s threats a couple of years ago.
I understand that developers don’t want to end up in a courtroom. But @bitcoincoreorg removing the link to the Bitcoin whitepaper because CSW threatens legal action is not a path of action that can continue. The optics of this is horrible.
— hodlonaut 🌮⚡🔑 🐝 (@hodlonaut) January 21, 2021