Craig Wright, a well-known computer scientist and controversial character. Claimed that Apple may have violated copyright law by maintaining a copy of the Bitcoin White Paper.
Wright has already made news for his legal fights and claims in the cryptocurrency industry. He is claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous founder of Bitcoin.
When questioned on Twitter on Friday if Apple was “infringing on copyright” by storing the Bitcoin white paper on its servers, the Australian computer expert replied, “Yes.”
Here’s the tweet regarding it:
Craig Wright’s claim
Wright’s claim is based on his claim to own the copyright of the Bitcoin White Paper. Which details the technical specifications and principles of the world’s first cryptocurrency.
He has filed copyright registrations in the United States for the White Paper and has previously pursued legal action against other businesses for suspected Bitcoin copyright infringement.
According to Wright, Apple may infringe on its copyright by storing the Bitcoin White Paper on its App Store and iCloud platforms without his consent.
In a recent interview with Decrypt, he hinted at possible legal action against Apple, saying,
“I don’t want to be the person who takes Apple down, but they are bloody arrogant and need to be taught a lesson in respect.”
Apple has not reacted to Wright’s assertions. Legal experts are divided on the legality of his copyright registration and its significance for Apple.
Some contend that the Bitcoin White Paper is a public document not protected by copyright. In contrast, others feel that Wright’s copyright registration gives him the legal basis to pursue charges against Apple.
The conclusion of this legal case might have far-reaching consequences for the cryptocurrency community as a whole and our understanding of copyright law in the context of developing technology.
Those interested in the convergence of intellectual property laws and the rapidly growing world of cryptocurrency will keep a close eye on the case as it progresses.