- Craig Wright threatens duplicators of ‘his’ network with legal suits urging them to negotiate with him on licensing terms.
- He has previously made claims to be Satoshi the issuer of BTC although experts aren’t convinced.
In a recent blog post by Craig Wright he cited that being the sole creator of Bitcoin he would allow people to fork his network and even make different versions but they had no rights whatsoever to alter the protocol via the core database.
He stated that as issuer of the Bitcoin he was the one that came up contractual agreements with the miners to act within defined parameters he had set. He further went on to call out Bitcoin Core (Core) and Bitcoin ABC (ABC) for attempting to use his Database without his authority. He even put them on notice threatening to involve his lawyers.
Notably in past times Craig Wright has made claims that he is Satoshi Nakamoto presumed inventor of the Bitcoin although he hasn’t really satisfied experts in the industry.
Database rights in the EU and UK
He maintained that as the inventor for Bitcoin he owned Database rights in the European Union and United Kingdom. Even invited them to negotiate where he in his own terms would be willing to allow their various versions of his network to continue operating otherwise they were free to create alternative cryptocurrencies citing Litecoin and Ethereum as examples.
The terms of licensing his database would be found in a unilateral contract he uploaded on a website created in 2008. The contract bound him to the miners in the network as long as the rules and basic Bitcoin protocol is followed otherwise its void.
Previous attempts in the US
Craig Wright made an attempt in recent times to copyright the Bitcoin code and the Satoshi Whitepaper. He filed registrations with the US Copyright Authorities claiming to be the author of the BTC code. However, the US Copyright Authorities were keen to kill the notion that they had recognized anyone as the real inventor of Bitcoin.
“In a case in which a work is registered under a pseudonym, the Copyright Office does not investigate whether there is a provable connection between the claimant and the pseudonymous author.”