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The Morning Lowdown 04-19-11

» The DVD and online video rental company LoveFilm has joined forces with Disney (NYSE: DIS) to stream films including Toy Story 3 and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for the first time. LoveFilm subscribers will be able to watch more than 50 Disney titles as well. (The Guardian)

»  Former Tribune Company shareholders are bracing for a possible barrage of litigation aimed at clawing back more than $8 billion in payouts received in the company’s ill-fated buyout. (WSJ)

»  The backlash against Spotify’s changes to its free service appears to be growing by the hour. (FT Tech Hub; check out paidContent UK’s recent coverage of Spotify)

»  The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded and of the 1,097 total entries, about 100 came from 60 online-only outlets, the largest number so far. (Pulitzer; Nieman Lab)

» To Start Screening Members for Sexual Offenses (Mashable)

»  Privacy Legislation’s Potential Impact on Online Media (GigaOm)

»  New Yorker media columnist Ken Auletta, author of best-selling book Googled, fell victim to a common digital crime Monday morning: His Gmail account was hacked. (Adweek)

»  How Flipboard Can Bring App Makers and Publishers Together (RRW)

»  Topix CEO Chris Tolles: Community Over Content (StreetFight)

»  Was RIM’s PlayBook, worth the wait? (Reuters)

»  A second act for ex-Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) exec Michael Klingensmith and The Star Tribune. (NYT/David Carr)

»  Dan Gillmor: Excited by Experiments by Entrepreneurial Journalists (Dorian Benkoil/Mediashift)