Petition Launched as Response to Wright's Copyright
As previously reported, Craig Wright has filed a copyright on the original Bitcoin white paper. Wright is the head of Bitcoin fork, BitcoinSV. The publicity from the copyright sent the market into a frenzy, causing BitcoinSV to double in value.
Many in the cryptocurrency community have reacted with disgust and anger to Wright's copyright. It seems that one has taken initiative to create a petition to the U.S. patent office, to remove Wright's patent.
The petition has started making rounds on Reddit and other parts of the internet earlier today. You can find it here. As per the petition:
"On 31st October 2008, the bitcoin whitepaper was released by the creator of bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has been a mystery for a decade, many suspects have come up, but no one is sure. Amidst all this confusion, Craig Wright, a known fraud has forged many documents, including submitting a fake email in a billion dollar lawsuit, has claimed the throne of Satoshi Nakamoto, and when confronted with proof of the claim, has always only given forged documents. A few days ago he crossed the line by filing a copyright for the bitcoin whitepaper, considered sacred for many, this has caused many gullible people to invest in the so called "real bitcoin", Bitcoin SV, by making Craig Wright, the creator of Bitcoin SV look like Satoshi. This is an extremely unethical act conducted by Craig and the real Satoshi cant even dispute the claim as he has been and probably wants to continue stay anonymous. I want Craig Wright's name removed from the copyright of the bitcoin whitepaper"
Calvin Ayre, Wright's business partner has posted the petition and vaguely threatened those who signed it. This move will likely only strengthen the petition.
As per now, only 150 people have signed the petition. While it is doubtful that a petition can remove a copyright, should it go viral it could embarrass Craig Wright and Bitcoin SV.
Written by Jonathan Ganor
Writer & cryptocurrency aficionado