It’s now not imaginable to obtain the Bitcoin Core tool from Bitcoin.org if you happen to consult with the web site with a United Kingdom web protocol (IP) cope with. A notice at the web site reads: “This tool is at the moment now not to be had for obtain in the United Kingdom, and obtain hyperlinks won’t paintings in case you are positioned inside the UK.”
Certainly, making an attempt to continue with downloading the Bitcoin (BTC) tool from the website online the use of a U.Okay. IP returns a “404 error.”
Detailing the cause of blockading get admission to to the tool obtain for U.Okay. website online guests, Bitcoin.org’s pseudonymous proprietor Cøbra spoke back to a tweet stating:
“The white paper is within the blockchain and can also be retrieved throughout the tool. I’m now not allowed to distribute the whitepaper on bitcoin.org, or ‘in some other approach.’ We need to practice the legislation.”
The whitepaper is within the blockchain and can also be retrieved throughout the tool. I am not allowed to distribute the whitepaper on https://t.co/1dtx7wYjP2, or “in some other approach”. We need to practice the legislation.
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) July 2, 2021
As in the past reported via Cointelegraph, a U.K. court ruled in favor of self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright in a copyright infringement case towards Cøbra and Bitcoin.org for internet hosting the Bitcoin white paper.
Then again, the default judgment was once simplest as a result of Cøbra elected to not mount a protection. As a part of the ruling, Cøbra was once additionally steered to hide Wright’s felony charges to the music of 35,000 British kilos (about $48,600).
The judgment is the most recent salvo in Wright’s attack on individuals who dispute his declare of being Bitcoin writer Satoshi Nakamoto. In January, Wright demanded that Bitcoin.org, Bitcoin.com, and Bitcoincore.org take away copies of the Bitcoin white paper from their respective web sites.
Wright continues to care for that Bitcoin white paper is his highbrow assets. In the meantime, he remains to be a proponent of Bitcoin SV (BSV), a factional chain that break up off from Bitcoin Money (BCH) which is itself any other forked chain from Bitcoin.
The Bitcoin tool obtain remains to be to be had on Bitcoincore.org, even for guests with U.Okay. IP addresses as of the time of writing.
Certainly, geofencing the obtain hyperlink on Bitcoin.org isn’t prone to have an effect on other folks involved in operating Bitcoin Core within the nation, given the multitude of workarounds like digital non-public networks and different web sites that host the tool.