A book written by an author is protected by copyright laws.
Generally 70 years past the death of the author.
Copyright protection extends to the end of the calendar year 70 years past the death of the author.
Usually. It's possible for a book to be protected by copyright long before it is ever published, though.
If you are a citizen of or living in Nigeria at the time the book was fixed in a tangible medium, it is automatically protected by copyright.
If it is no longer protected by copyright, there are no rights to obtain.
Works of sufficient originality are automatically protected by copyright as soon as they are fixed in a tangible medium.
Short phrases such as book titles are not protected by copyright.
As soon as a work, of sufficient originality, is finished it is automatically protected by copyright. However it is not necessary to formally register the book with the copyright office in order to maintain that protection.
Yes; it will be protected through 2053.
New works are protected for the life of the author plus 50 years in most countries; the US and a few others have extended this to 70 years.
No; in 1953, formal registration was required for protection.
You sure can copyright a book. The only thing that can't be copyrighted are things that were written a long time ago - these are considered to already be in public domain.
No; it will be protected through 2048.
Yes. It will be protected for the life of the author plus 70 years.
Publication is not necessary for a work to be protected by copyrighted. Unpublished works can be submitted for copyright registration and published at a later date.
Yes; materials no longer protected by copyright can be altered or distributed freely.
Short phrases such as titles cannot be protected by copyright.
Individual words are not protected by copyright.
The original Bram Stoker novel was published in 1897. Due to its age the copyright has long expired and the book is in the public domain. Bear in mind however that there may be some newer editions where the editing/illustrations/revisions are still protected by copyright.
In many cases, the copyright date determines how long the work will be protected (in other cases, it has more to do with the date of death of the author). For non-fiction works, the copyright date is an easy way to tell if the information is reasonably current.
Titles are an exception to copyright. Music, books and movies are able to use titles that have already been used.
The 1952 movie is protected by copyright, and will likely be protected through 2047.
New works are protected for the life of the author plus 50 years in most countries (the US has extended this to 70 years).