[Cryptography] Craig Steven Wright's Bitcoin Copyright 5-20-2019

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Wed May 22 21:32:24 EDT 2019

>Craig Steven Wright's Bitcoin Copyright 5-20-2019
>Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.

For anyone not up on the fine points of US copyright, Craig Wright
registered a copyright on the Nakamoto paper as "Satoshi Nakamoto,
pseud. of Craig Steven Wright".  There's two entries because he
registered it in April as just "Bitcoin", then amended it this month
as "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System."

Copyright registrations are subject to only cursory examination so it
is not at all surprising that they accepted it.  An interesting
question would be who if anyone would have standing to challenge it,
particularly if the actual Satoshi has since died.

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