The government of India is trying to regulate the collection, publication, and distribution of geospatial information relating to India. Here is the proposed bill open for comments and suggestions. Deadline for comments is 3rd June 2016.
Basically, any Indian or India company/organization trying to do anything (either in India or anywhere) with geo data of India need to get a license.
The meaning of geospatial information in this bill is so broad and covers a lot.
“Geospatial Information” means geospatial imagery or data acquired through space or aerial platforms such as satellite, aircrafts, airships, balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles including value addition; or graphical or digital data depicting natural or man-made physical features, phenomenon or boundaries of the earth or any information related thereto including surveys, charts, maps, terrestrial photos referenced to a co-ordinate system and having attributes
IANAL.It seems to me that even a photograph with GPS coordinates be interpreted as geospatial informationa as per this. And, one need to get a license for that. People in danger situations communicating their location could fall under this too.
I think people contributing to Mozilla Location Service is covered as well.
This bill needs to be discussed widely. I think Mozillians in India should raise up.
Update (2016-05-09): A community has started to form around this for debating on, responding to and raise awareness of issues of this bill. SaveTheMap.in