Claims to be the author of the White Paper and the Bitcoin Code
Craig Wright has filed registrations on two copyrights. One on the Bitcoin White Paper (Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System), and the second on the Bitcoin Code itself. That means that he copyrights the original Bitcoin Code from 2009. Apparently, he also sent out press releases to some of the top news websites. The press release states:
“In the future, Wright intends to assign the copyright registrations to Bitcoin Association to hold for the benefit of the Bitcoin ecosystem. Bitcoin Association is a global industry organization for Bitcoin businesses. It supports BSV and owns the Bitcoin SV client software.”
Copyright registration does not mean the ownership of Bitcoin
Filing a copyright claim does not mean that Craig Wright will own Bitcoin as such. Neither it means that it could be interpreted as an official patent. However, the copyright process allows anyone to copyright anything. People speculate that the main intent for Wright to file a copyright on Bitcoin is because of his recent lawsuits.
The copyright office explains: “In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.”
This means that anyone can copyright anything without the official instances actually verifying it!
With all due respect to Craig Wright, this does not seem like a thing that Satoshi Nakamoto would do.
Craig Wright Image taken from bbc.com