I was listening to NPR this Saturday morning and a story came on about Karaoke. Normally I would have just ignored a story like that but this story involved Sony. Sony is now making attacks on karaoke for copyright infringement. Because they want their share.
There's even people who will measure a place with a tape measure where karaoke takes place to judge whether it's small enough to be considered just a bar or is large enough to be considered a performance stage.
As much as I dislike karaoke I believe this is taking is too far. And it all comes down to Sony's greed and their attitude of We don't want anybody to steal our stuff.
But some companies are fighting back: Sony Sued Over Karaoke Music Copyright Infringement Claims Of Almost $1.3 Billion