The Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) has alleged that the new Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions are illogical. It argues that they violate the spirit and law contained in the amended Patents Act of 1970 and could pose a grave threat to innovation in our country.
FSMI calls upon all programmers, hacktivists, Facebook users and concerned citizens to rise to the occasion and work towards having a free internet and stop the balkanisation of internet.
The Free Software Movement of India notes with concern the proposal of the Union Government to bring back (albeit in a different form) the widely misused Section 66A of the IT Act that was struck down by the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment in March 2015.
DRM, Digital Restrictions Management is the practice of imposing technological restrictions that control what users can do with digital media.
FSMI delegation gave a representation to the AICTE appealing for a revision of AICTE - Microsoft deal by enforcing the usage of Office 365 in all engineering colleges. This decision is in contrary to the Government of India's policies and against the interest of the Nation