How Did Dracula Become the World's Most Famous Vampire?

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What has copyright law have to do with the Dracula, the most famous vampire in history? Check out the twisted tale of how a fight over the royalty rights to Bram Stoker's novel gave immortality to the blood sucker.

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  • Have class members watch the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links out of class before returning for a full class discussion
  • Encourage groups to investigate the aspects of copyright law referred to in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • The focus of the video is the novel's fame, rather on exploring the various aspects of vampire mythology
  • The 1922 silent film Nosferatu, referenced in the video, is available from YouTube
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Links to additional resources permit those interested to explore more about vampire folklore, vampire hunting, and vampire representation in film
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