Webwire: India to ban 3G roam pacts; US Galaxy ban may be overturned

The Indian government will follow through with threats to ban 3G roaming pacts - such as the one reached between operators Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, and Idea Cellular to provide services in areas where they lack 3G spectrum. The government believes that the deals violate license conditions.
 
A US appeals court has directed a lower court to re-examine the injunction on US sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, ordered in Apple's patent lawsuit against the company despite the jury finding that the device did not infringe on the disputed patents.
 
Kenya's Safaricom has likely lost 600,000 users, after it complied on Sunday with a government directive to switch off services for customers using counterfeit handsets.
 
Australia's NBN Co has committed to freezing wholesale broadband prices for both consumer and business services over the fiber-based NBN for five years, and limit future price hikes to slightly below the rate of inflation, as part of a revised undertaking submitted to regulators.
 
LG Display has filed a lawsuit against Samsung and subsidiary Samsung Display – which produces screens for smartphones and tablets – accusing its rivals of violating LG's organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen patents.
 
AMD has reached a deal with software company Bluestacks to enable Windows 8 laptops and PCs powered by its chips to run Android apps through AMD's AppZone player.
 
New laws have come into affect in Japan introducing potential penalties such as jail time for residents caught downloading copyright infringing files.
 
Facebook has introduced functionality allowing users to shop and pay for real-world gifts for their online friends. The service is available via both the desktop and mobile platforms.

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