Abstract : “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.”
May 23 (ChainDD) An official statement of the US Copyright Office showed the agency actually didn’t recognize or determine Craig Wright, Bitcoin SV (BSV)’s creator who self-claimed as Bitcoin’s inventor under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, as the real creator of Bitcoin, though it agreed his registration as the author of original Bitcoin whitepaper .
According to the statement, quoted by the Financial Times’ blog Alphaville, as the general rule, when the Copyright Office receives an application for registration, the claimant certifies as to the truth of the statements made in the submitted materials. The agency doesn’t investigate the truth of any statement made. A registration represents a claim to an interest in a work protected by copyright law, not a dermination of the truth of the claims therein. “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.”
According to ChainDD’s previous news, the registration filings disclosed on May 21 showed Wright registered as at the US Copyright Office author of original Bitcoin whitepaper and most of original Bitcoin code. BSV price at some exchange once surged over 200% intraday.
Later that day, CoinDesk commented that registration doesn’t mean ownership or official patent. Copyright process allows anyone to register for preparing lawsuits related to ownership. Computer code and whitepaper can be copyrighted because they are considered as literary work.