To someone’s happiness and someone’s dismay, the U.S. Copyright Office has officially announced on Tuesday in a press release that it officially did not “recognized” anyone as the inventor of bitcoin.
The Copyright Office release stated:
“As a 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 Copyright Office does not investigate the truth of any statement made.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.”
Multiple sources have claimed that all it takes to register a copyright is $55 and a stable internet connection. Simply putting that the U.S. government has registered Wright as the author of bitcoin is fake at best.
However, the point is why is the government going to all this trouble clarifying, well simply because Wright’s actions required it. On Tuesday, a press representative released a statement that claimed that the government accepted Wright was Satoshi. The release stated:
Importantly, the registrations issued by the U.S. Copyright Office recognize Wright as the author – under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto – of both the white paper and code. This is the first government agency recognition of Craig Wright as Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.
The result of the same was that BSV “http://kryptomoney.com/bitcoin-sv-surges-200-following-wright-registering-copyright-to-satoshi-white-paper/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>surged 200% soon after the said well-spread announcement. Meanwhile, it is safe to say that the U.S. Copyright Office does not recognize anyone for anything. It is basically a repository designed for protecting the creators of art and literature.
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