Bitcoin ‘Inventor’ Gets Default Win In Copyright Suit

Law360 (June 29, 2021, 5:28 PM EDT) — Self-styled Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright has won a default judgment in a U.K. suit in which he accused a Bitcoin-focused website operator of violating his alleged copyright in the cryptocurrency’s founding white paper.

Cøbra, a pseudonym for the operator and publisher of bitcoin.org, did not provide a formal answer to Wright’s court challenge, setting up a default judgment in Wright’s favor. On Monday, the court granted Wright’s requests for an injunction barring Cøbra from making the Bitcoin white paper available for download in the U.K., according to a Monday announcement from Wright’s legal counsel at Ontier LLP. Court documents for the…

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