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Published: Tuesday, Jul 16, 2011, By Express News Service, The New India Express | Place: Bangalore | Agency: IBN Live BANGALORE: “The music industry loses more than Rs 200 crore per year due to ‘mobile chip piracy,” said Savio D’Souza, General Secretary of Indian Music Industry (IMI), addressing the media in Bangalore. He is also the CEO and vice president of Music Mobile Exchange (MMX), a programme that helps the mobile stores to sell music legitimately. In an industry-based initiative the IMI has conceptualised something known as the ‘MMX licence.’ Digitised music can easily be copied from any storage device like computer hard disc or USB drive and mobile phone with stored music into the built-in memory of a mobile phone or memory cards or chips which can be further distributed to other phones. When such violation is done for commercial gain without the permission of copyright owners it is the violation of Copyright Act 1957 and is termed as ‘Mobile Chip Piracy’. By opting for