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