It was surprising enough when the Australian entrepreneur, Craig Wright, filed copyright registrations for the bitcoin white paper and original code, but the fact that there is now a legal rival is even more surprising. Second copyright filing appears for the bitcoin white paper.
A person named Wei Liu is also claiming to have originated the work under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. A second copyright registration for the white paper has appeared on the public catalog of the US Copyright Office with number code TX0008726120, indicating that while Wright’s filling is dated April 11 2019; the second filling is dated May 24 2019.
Right now, it’s unclear as to who Wei Liu is or why he filled the registration. However, it may be a counter to Wright’s move to assert ownership of fundamental bitcoin property.
Second copyright filing appears for the bitcoin white paper. That came in the midst of a whirlwind of legitimate dangers from Wright against the individuals who guarantee he isn’t Satoshi, as he has asserted at different events. However, he still can’t seem to give undeniable verification, for a development of Satoshi’s bitcoin.
Wright is also a major key mover behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin “Satoshi Vision” and said he would put the copyright registration in the hands of the foundation managing the token.
All things considered, a registration isn’t acknowledgement of a work’s authorship by the U.S. Copyright Office. The copyright procedure enables anybody to enlist a work, regularly in connection to claims related with possession.
To be sure, the workplace said in a public statement after the Wright enrolments worked up something of a storm, that it has not “recognised” anyone as the inventor of bitcoin. To which the same applies to the registration by Wei Liu.
“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,” the Copyright Office wrote.
The office also clarified:
“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”.