Copyrights are the rights inherent to the author (or assignee) in any creative body of work. So while we can claim copyright in all the creative effort that went into this website, we cannot copyright a name. nSync might be a great musical band and consumer brand and a registered trademark, but only their actual lyrics and music get copyrighted.

Most copyrights are not registered, but this in no way affects their rights and owner’s ability to protect those rights. If you do want to file a public copyright notice, please visit the copyright department at the Library of Congress.


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