So I bought myself a copy of the 75th anniversary edition DVD of Dracula with a gift card I was given by my sister for my 40th birthday. I'll talk later about my opinion of the film after having watched it for the first time in probably decades, but I wanted to quickly mention something I noticed when I looked at the DVD.
The film was released in 1931 by Universal Studios and includes a note indicating, "Copyright 1931, Universal Studios," as you'd expect. This is followed by "Renewed 1958 by Universal Studios." Now, I know of the existence of copyright renewal. However, this is the first time I recall a renewal notice being stated like that. I'm not sure whether a renewal notice is required by law or not. I'm assuming it isn't, since I so rarely see such things. Or maybe I'm just not very observant. In any case, I found it interesting and more than a little wistful about a world in which Universal Studios actually had to apply for a copyright renewal 28 years after one of its films was released.