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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