Although Bitoin SV (BSV, the original deliberately changed Bitcoin SV to Bitoin SV) ushered in a surge of CW (Craig Wright) and Nakamoto's identity on Tuesday, and the community immediately discovered the existence of the CSW application. Vulnerabilities, but the US Copyright Office is still trying to clarify the official "recognition" that anyone is a bitcoin inventor.
The US Copyright Office issued a statement on May 22, local time, saying:
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“In general, when the Copyright Office receives an application for registration, the applicant must prove that the statement submitted is true. The Copyright Office does not investigate the truth of any statement… In the case of a work registered under a pseudonym, the Copyright Office does not investigate the application. Is there a provable link between a person and a pseudonym?"
As several sources have pointed out earlier, registration for copyright only costs $55 and a stable Internet connection. In short, any claim that the US government has registered CSW as a Bitcoin author is false.
Why does the government have to spend so much effort to clarify this? It is the behavior of CSW. On Tuesday, a media spokesperson for CSW issued a press release suggesting that the government acknowledged that CSW is Nakamoto, and the press release was widely disseminated.
The CSW spokesperson’s press release stated:
"Importantly, the registration document issued by the US Copyright Office acknowledges that CSW is the author of the white paper and code (alias Sakamoto). This is the first time a government agency has recognized Craig Wright as the creator of Bitcoin, Nakamoto."
On the other hand, the U.S. Copyright Office does not actually recognize any identity of anyone. This is just a resource library designed to protect the creators of art and literature.
The following is a complete statement from the US Copyright Office:
May 22, 2019: Questions about the registration of Bitcoin information
In general, when the Copyright Office receives an application for registration, the applicant must prove that the statement of the submitted material is true. The Copyright Office does not investigate the truth of any statement.
The registration represents the requirement for the rights of the works protected by copyright law, not the determination of its authenticity. In the Copyright Office, multiple opposition registration applications are possible. The Copyright Office has no objection to copyright registration, such as the Patent and Trademark Office's procedures for registration of patents and trademarks. Disputes over registration applications can be heard in federal courts, including disputes about the author of the work. Those who deliberately provide false information in the application may be punished.
The review process focuses on determining whether the stored work complies with the protection conditions of the Copyright Act and whether the application meets the registration requirements. The Copyright Office will contact the applicant to clarify any apparent contradictions. If the stored work overlaps with a part of a well-known work by a known author, the Copyright Office will also contact the applicant.
In the case of a work registered under a pseudonym, the Copyright Office does not investigate whether there is a verifiable link between the applicant and the pseudonym author.
In the two registrations sent to Mr. Wright, during the review process, the Copyright Office noted the well-known pseudonym “Zhong Ben Cong” and asked the applicant to confirm that Craig Steven Wright was the author of the registered work. Mr. Wright gave a positive answer. This letter is part of the public registration record.