Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp., et al v. Wired for Sound Karaoke and DJ, et al
FILED PER CURIAM OPINION (SUSAN P. GRABER, ANDREW D. HURWITZ and RICHARD F. BOULWARE) AFFIRMED in part; REVERSED in part and REMANDED. The parties shall bear their own costs on appeal. FILED AND ENTERED JUDGMENT. 
Case: 14-17229, 01/18/2017, ID: 10269233, DktEntry: 40-2, Page 1 of 2
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Etymology: < Japanese, < kara empty, void + ke(sutora ( < English orchestra).
In this entry:
A form of entertainment, originating in Japan, in which
a person sings the vocal line of a popular song to the
accompaniment of a pre-recorded backing tape, and the
voice is electronically amplified through the loudspeaker
system for the audience; (also) the audio (and video)
equipment used for this. Freq. attrib., esp. as karaoke
bar, karaoke music.
1983 McAllen (Texas) Monitor 30 Oct. 8 C/1 Karaoke music is recorded on
cassette, 8-track tape, laser video disc and compact digital disc... The rock
scorings closely duplicate the original hit recordings, with just the vocal
1985 J. RANDLE & M. WATANABE Coping with Japan 58 Karaoke songs are usually
lyrical and sentimental.
1987 Daily Tel. 30 Mar. 17/7 Karaoke is important as a ‘lubricant for human
relationships within the company’.
1990 Independent 24 Apr. 27/8 The brewers are now introducing Karaoke into
selected pubs on a trial basis.
1992 Premiere Jan. 59/3 (advt.) This new combi player plays hundreds of
karaoke music video song titles, hits from the '50s through the '80s, all with
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1979 Sunday Mail (Brisbane) 23 Sept. 33/1 The ‘Karaoke’ (literally ‘empty . v. Wi
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Association of Japan has c official production or sales data on karaoke
Karankawa, n. and adj.
definition in Oxford
1977 Japan Times 8 Nov. 2/3 Businessmen taking their cue from the Japanese
predilection to break into song after having a few drinks have built up a
booming trade in ‘karaoke’ musical backup tape sets.
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