Links Roundup for January 17, 2011

Here’s a roundup of links that might be of interest to fans: stories about the Catcher in the Rye sequel, video parodies and edits, more inexplicable takedowns, editable videos on iTunes and more beneath the cut!

* Frederick Colting has cut a deal with the Salinger estate to publish his sequel, 60 Years Later, in most of the world–but not in North America. In the U.S. and Canada, he has agreed to wait until the expiry of copyright on the original.

* Warner Brothers isn’t going to fight a viral YouTube parody of their new 3D Yogi Bear film even though its dark in tone (spoiler: death warning for major character!) The studio acknowledged that the video was a protected work of parody.

* The New York Public Library is running the 90 Second Newbery Video Contest, which invites people to “make a video that compresses the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less.” Remix seems to be becoming a standard pedagogical practice.

* iTunes & Sony Are Experimenting With Searchable, Clippable Movies: new features include the ability to search the video for exact phrases, and “clip and share.”

* Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency is trying to find out why her political remix video, a video game vid made to Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor, was removed as a content violation of YouTube’s terms of service.

* Lastly, Henry Jenkins is continuing to host exhibits of various kinds of remix video at his blog. Both vidders and amv-makers might be interested in this in-depth comparison between vidding and amv, and gamers might enjoy Part 1 and Part 2 of the Video and Gaming Culture segment.

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