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9:55 AM ET, August 15, 2013

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Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Time Warner Cable Slapped With Class Action Suit Over CBS Blackout  —  Three Southern California residents demand restitution over retransmission standoff  —  The stakes in the standoff between CBS and Time Warner Cable have just been upped once again — and this time it's angry viewers who are doing the upping.
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Don Kaplan / NY Daily News:
Verizon FiOS gains customers as standoff continues between Time Warner Cable and CBS  —  Some Time Warner Cable customers say they've been left on hold when trying to cancel service  —  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (l.) his brother and New York Giants counterpart, Eli Manning …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:   Blackout brawler: meet the combative CEO keeping CBS off your television
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
What we can all learn from the New York Times website outage  —  The more we rely on digital information, the more vulnerable we are.  Everyone needs a Plan B, independent of third-party hosts  —  Several hours after the New York Times website and mobile app went offline on Wednesday morning …
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Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
‘New York Times’ Publishes Articles on Facebook During Site Outage
Discussion: The Next Web
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Plans ‘Complete Overhaul’ Of Digital Operation For Fall  —  CNN is planning its most significant changes to CNN.com and the CNN digital platforms in more than a decade for the Fall.  The channel is preparing to launch a redesigned site that not only looks different to users …
Rainey Reitman / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Bradley Manning Did Not Hurt the United States  —  In his sentencing hearing yesterday, Bradley Manning took the stand and apologized for the “hurt” he inflicted on the United States.  —  While the legal strategy of Manning's attorney at this point—as it would be for any attorney …
Discussion: Pressing Issues and Gawker
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Rachel Abrams / Variety:
Third Point Discloses $115 Million Stake in Disney  —  Hedge fund has no plans for a larger strategic push at the Mouse House  —  Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC, the hedge fund that tried to force Sony Corp. to spin off its entertainment assets earlier this summer, disclosed a $115 million stake in Disney on Wednesday.
Kristin Bergman / Digital Media Law Project:
After On-Air Mishaps, Embarrassed Newscasters Turn to Copyright Law  —  Whether we consider the purpose of copyright to be to protect economic rights or moral rights, copyright is a powerful yet dangerous instrument.  Abuse of copyright, particularly using the Digital Millennium Copyright …
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
Full Fact launches online fact-finding tool  —  Journalists can use the platform - which is called Full Fact Finder - to find out where to locate accurate facts and figures on a range of subjects The UK-based fact-checking website Full Fact has launched an online finder which journalists can use to track down accurate information.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Aereo CEO: Service will turn a profit before turning in 1M subscribers  —  The upstart online TV service will have a “fabulous” business at 1 million users and an “extremely fabulous” one at 5 million, but registrations need only be in the hundreds of thousands for it to be profitable, its CEO says.
Discussion: The Verge
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Grim Day for Journalists: 3 Killed in Egypt, 1 Missing in Syria 365 Days Now  —  Three journalists were killed in Egypt on Wednesday as violence between ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters and police and military escalated.  The deaths marked two grim milestones in journalistic freedom …
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Elizabeth Spiers / Flavorwire:
How Not to Launch a Site for Women: An Open Letter to Bustle.com Founder, Bryan Goldberg  —  Yesterday BleacherReport.com founder Bryan Goldberg announced that he had received $6.5 million in funding for a new women's site called Bustle.com from a variety of investors including Social+Capital Partnership …
Eric Celeste / FrontBurner:
Dallas Morning News Will Get Rid of Its Paywall and Debut New Premium Site in September  —  I asked some head honchos today about what newsroom sources have been telling me for weeks: that the DMN is switching to a “premium” site for subscribers and will do away with its paywall in September.
Discussion: GigaOM, Guardian and @mathewi
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Al Jazeera America faces more than the usual new-kid challenges  —  Al Jazeera America launches Tuesday with an in-depth, hard-news approach; obstacles include limited distribution, lingering bitterness.  —  Al Jazeera America will take an in-depth, hard-news approach.  (Franck Fife / AFP/Getty Images)
 
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