1. Meyer and Nelson, as individuals, jointly convey a fee simple absolute interest in the musical work and sound recording "Ballad of Chunks" to Pianetto.
2. Pianetto orally conveys everything he has to Silsbe.
3. Then, Pianetto coveys everything he has, in writing to Henderson, signing the coveyance document.
4. Then, Pianetto conveys everything he has, in writing, signing the conveyance document, to Keener, who registers/records the conveyance document with the Register of Copyrights.
6. Pianetto leaves for Mongolia, which does not recognize U.S. judgments
6. Keener actively promotes the song, which sells $ 1 million worth of CDs and downloads.
7. Separately, Silsbe and Davidson and sue Keener for copyright infringement
(a) they sue in state court
(b) they sue in federal court.
8. Would it matter if both Silsbe and Davidson record/register and then sue?
(a) can they sue as soon as they apply for registration?
(b) must they wait for a registration certificate?
9. [modifying earlier stated facts] Keener records immediately; then Henderson records within one month after the transfer to him; who prevails?