US Copyright Office Does Not Acknowledge Craig Wright As Bitcoin’s Creator, Satoshi Nakamoto
Almost everyone in the crypto world knows that Craig Wright, one of the main names behind Bitcoin SV (a hard fork from Bitcoin Cash, which happened last November), claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. However, hardly anyone actually recognized him as such and now it was the time for the U. S. Copyright Office to affirm that no one is actually recognized as the creator of BTC.
According to the press release sent out by the Copyright Office, there is a general rule in which whenever the office receives an application for the registration of any copyright claim, it is the person claiming the patent that certifies the truth of its own statements. The office affirmed that they do not investigate the truth behind any statement made.
Because of this, if someone registers any kind of work using a pseudonym such as Satoshi Nakamoto, they simply accept it unless there is some very clear issue or anything false in the statement. The system is heavily automatized.
All it takes if you want to register the copyright of something is basically to have $55 USD available to pay for the process and to have a stable internet connection.
You may be asking yourself why is this office from the government actually talking about this and claiming that they do not officially recognize Craig Wright as the creator of Bitcoin. The answer, obviously, has a lot to do with how Craig Wright just keeps affirming things which are not proven to be the actual truth.
Yesterday, May 21, Wright sent out a press release affirming that the government has just accepted him as Satoshi Nakamoto. According to the release, the registrations issued by the U. S. Copyright Office appoint that Wright is the creator of Bitcoin, using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
This was basically another attempt from Wright to rig the system in order to prove what clearly no one does believe: that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. He has no proof of that, so he keeps finding the silliest ways to try to create an alternative reality in which he is right.
The moral of the story is that the U. S. Copyright Office doesn’t actually recognize anything, it is just a repository used to protect people who create art. Better try harder next time, Wright.