Vid-Biz: Scientology, FOX Sports, Couric

More than 4,000 Anti-Scientology Vids Receive Takedown Notices; the American Rights Counsel LLC issues notices (whether or not the group is affiliated with the Church of Scientology is unknown), temporarily suspending many accounts. (EFF Deeplinks Blog)

FOX Sports President Not So Into Streaming; despite the big year for sports online, Ed Goren is cautious and concerned about what online video will do to TV ratings. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Katie Couric Letting Loose Online; CBS’s embattled Evening News anchor finding fun in her job though online video news extras. (LA Times)

YouTube Kicks Off Journalism Contest; vid site partners with the Pulitzer Center to invite aspiring journalists to tell stories that might not get coverage in the mainstream media. (YouTube Blog)

Babelgum Re-Ups Its Online Film Festival; Spike Lee will once again be jury chairman for this contest. (Variety)

iWidgets to Syndicate CBS Shows; partnership will allow users to watch full episodes of shows like CSI directly from social networks. (release)

Metallica Launches YouTube Promotion; the Napster killers have put together a collection of videos of bands covering Metallica songs. (Listening Post)