Bitcoin.org restricts access to Bitcoin software downloads in the United Kingdom.

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In addition to deleting the white paper, Cbra has disabled access to Bitcoin software for UK visitors.

If you use a United Kingdom internet protocol (IP) address to access Bitcoin.org, you will no longer be able to download the Bitcoin Core software.

A notice on the website reads: “This software is presently not available for download in the UK, and download links will not work if you are located within the United Kingdom.”

Indeed, attempting to proceed with downloading the Bitcoin (BTC) software from the site using a U.K. IP returns a “404 error.”

Detailing the reason for blocking access to the software download for U.K. site visitors, Bitcoin.org’s pseudonymous owner Cøbra responded to a tweet stating:

“The white paper is in the blockchain and can be retrieved through the software. I’m not allowed to distribute the whitepaper on bitcoin.org, or ‘in any other way.’ We have to follow the law.”

Cointelegraph recently reported that a UK court decided in favour of self-proclaimed Bitcoin developer Craig Wright in a copyright infringement action against Cbra and Bitcoin.org for posting the Bitcoin white paper.

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However, the default decision was only obtained because Cbra chose not to defend herself. As part of the decision, Cbra was also ordered to pay Wright’s legal expenses in the amount of 35,000 British pounds (about $48,600).

The ruling is the latest shot in Wright’s campaign against anyone who question his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. In January, Wright ordered that copies of the Bitcoin white paper be removed from the websites of Bitcoin.org, Bitcoin.com, and Bitcoincore.org.

Wright still claims that the Bitcoin white paper is his intellectual property. Meanwhile, he remains a supporter of Bitcoin SV (BSV), a branched chain from Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which is itself a forked chain from Bitcoin.

Bitcoin.org restricts access to Bitcoin software downloads in the United Kingdom.

In addition to deleting the white paper, Cbra has disabled access to Bitcoin software for UK visitors.

If you use a United Kingdom internet protocol (IP) address to access Bitcoin.org, you will no longer be able to download the Bitcoin Core software.

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