Bitcoin Core software can no longer be downloaded from Bitcoin.org if you visit the site with a UK IP address. The website message states: “This software is not currently available for download in the UK and the download links will not work if you are in the UK.”

If you try to continue downloading the Bitcoin (BTC) software from a website with a UK IP address, it actually returns a “404 error”.

The owner of the Bitcoin.org alias, Cobra, responded in detail why access to software downloads is blocked for visitors to the UK site, and responded to a tweet in which he said:

The White Paper is on the blockchain and is available via software. I am not allowed to distribute a white paper on bitcoin.org or “in any other way. We must obey the law. ”

As Cointelegraph previously reported, a British court ruled in favor of the self-proclaimed bitcoin creator Craig Wright in a copyright infringement case against Cøbra and Bitcoin.org for posting a paper on bitcoin.

However, the standard decision was made only because Cobra chose not to defend itself. The order also asked Cobra to pay £ 35,000 (around $ 48,600) of Wright’s legal costs.

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The verdict is Wright’s latest attack on people who oppose his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin creator. In January, Wright demanded that Bitcoin.org, Bitcoin.com and Bitcoincore.org remove copies of the Bitcoin paper from their websites.

Wright goes on to emphasize that Bitcoin paper is his intellectual property. Meanwhile, he is still a supporter of Bitcoin SV (BSV), a faction chain spun off from Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which in itself is another Bitcoin fork chain.

The Bitcoin software is still available for download on Bitcoincore.org even for visitors with UK IPs at the time of writing.

In fact, it is unlikely that the geolocation of the download link on Bitcoin.org will affect people who are interested in launching Bitcoin Core in the country, given the many solutions such as VPN and other websites that host the software.

Source: CoinTelegraph

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