Twice I've read through the U.S. Code regarding copyright and either I'm not understanding something or the following problem exists:
If someone registers a copyright under a pseudonym on a work such as a novel and they include their real name on the registration, then anyone can look up the registration and determine the name of the author, defeating the purpose of a pseudonym. If the registrant omits their real name from the registration, the author can go back at a later date and register their real name to the pseudonymous copyright. But this also means that anyone, not just the author, can hijack a pseudonymous copyright by registering their real name to it.
Am I reading the Code correctly or am I missing something?