Yesterday each Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org obtained allegations of copyright infringement of the Bitcoin whitepaper by legal professionals
representing Craig Steven Wright. On this letter, they declare Craig owns the copyright to the paper, the Bitcoin title, and
possession of bitcoin.org. In addition they declare he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, and the unique proprietor
of bitcoin.org. Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org had been each requested to take down the whitepaper. We imagine these claims are with out advantage, and refuse
to take action.
Sadly, with out consulting us, Bitcoin Core builders scrambled to take away the Bitcoin whitepaper from bitcoincore.org,
in response to those allegations of copyright infringement, lending credence to those false claims. The Bitcoin Core web site was modified
to take away references to the whitepaper, their native copy of the whitepaper PDF was deleted, and with lower than 2 hours of public evaluation, this variation was merged.
By surrendering on this approach, the Bitcoin Core venture has lent ammunition to Bitcoin’s enemies, engaged in self-censorship, and compromised its integrity. This give up will no
doubt be weaponized to make new false claims, like that the Bitcoin Core builders “know” CSW to be Satoshi Nakamoto and this is the reason they acted on this approach.
The Bitcoin whitepaper was included within the authentic Bitcoin venture information
with the venture clearly revealed beneath the MIT license by Satoshi Nakamoto. We imagine there may be
little doubt we’ve got the authorized proper to host the Bitcoin whitepaper. Moreover, Satoshi Nakamoto has a recognized PGP public key, due to this fact it’s
cryptographically doable for somebody to confirm themselves to be Satoshi Nakamoto. Sadly, Craig has been unable to do that.
We’ll proceed internet hosting the Bitcoin whitepaper and received’t be silenced or intimidated. Others internet hosting the whitepaper ought to comply with our
lead in resisting these false allegations.