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Anyone can file Copyright Registration, even for Bitcoin: Intellectual Property Expert

Ah, Craig Wright never ceases to amaze me. I don’t know if he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the infamous creator of Bitcoin or not. But the Australian Entrepreneur has claimed he is, and he keeps taking actions that would validate the claim.

Craig Wright has filed United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto.

U.S. Copyright Office has registrations with Wright as the creator and author of the Bitcoin white paper, as well as most of the original code used to build Bitcoin.

Things came to light after the release of a report claiming that Wright has already been granted the copyrights.

Tushar Gulati, Director at Adastra IP, an intellective property firm says:

“Anyone can fill a form for Copyright registration and they will be granted the same… This can now be challenged in the court of law. Real Satoshi Nakamoto can challenge, but still have to prove that the white paper was authored by him/her/them”

Tushar Gulati, Director, Adastra IP

Gulati says, if 4-5 individuals will claim they are Satoshi Nakamoto and challenge the Copyright in Court, and if neither of them nor Wright can prove they are Satoshi Nakamoto, this copyright will be invalidated.

Jerry Brito, executive director at non-profit organisation Coin Center, tweeted:

“Registering a copyright is just filing a form. The Copyright Office does not investigate the validity of the claim; they just register it. Unfortunately there is no official way to challenge a registration. If there are competing claims, the Office will just register all of them.”

After the news broke, Bitcoin SV, the hard forked version of Bitcoin Cash backed by Wright and his firm nChain soared over 65% to $110. At press time the price of BSV is $98.

Many Crypto fans have taken to twitter to express their disappointment:

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