Webwire: UK "three strikes" coming 2014; China rejects subsidy claims

UK regulator Ofcom has revealed plans to implement a “three strikes” policy for copyright infringement in 2014, with repeated offenders having their details handed to rights holders for potential legal action.
 
China's commerce ministry has rejected allegations from the EU that it provides illegal government subsidies to Huawei and ZTE, calling the accusations “groundless and unreasonable.”
 
Lawyers for HP have told a judge that Oracle should be ordered to provide software for its Itanium-based servers for as long as the servers are sold, as part of closing arguments in the contract dispute lawsuit between the IT vendors.
 
Microsoft has denied reports claiming that it plans to produce its own smartphones, in a possible bid to reassure hardware partners including Nokia that it won't be competing with them.
 
Reports claim Amazon will launch a successor to its successful Kindle Fire tablet at the end of July, adding a camera and physical volume buttons.
 
Thaicom has been awarded a license from regulator NBTC to launch the new Thaicom 7 satellite in 2014, and pre-sell transponder capacity on the craft.
 
Huawei has won a $71.2 million contract to install around 4.8 million GSM lines for Nepal Telecom.
 
The net neutrality debate is still raging in South Korea, with consumers criticizing regulators for siding with operators in the stand-off over new VoIP app KakaoTalk.

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