There is a book (Three Felonies a Day I believe) that says the average person commits three felonies (or more) everyday. The reason is there some many regulations, such as environmental regulations, the average is largely ignorant of and thus accidentally violates routinely. Thus anyone could be charged with a felony if a prosecutor decides you are worth the trouble to go after.
I think this is more of money grab because EA got a good deal many years ago. Now, there is some serious money made from these games the "victims" are crying foul because they are not getting what they believe is their fair share of the loot.
The is really is whether there is a series of valid contracts that allow the use of the player's likeness plus the fact that athletes are often considered public figures so their likenesses can be legally used in some situations.
I often read the comments on stories and find they often bring more depth and insight to the article.
What most sites w/o comments fail to realize is that a well written article can generate insightful remarks that the author did not have the time to address. The result is more time on the sight, page views per visit, and more value to the advertisers.
The problem is that local governments have granted monopolies to cable companies so there is no real competition for cable only between different technologies. In some areas there is real competition because the technologies have roughly the same capabilities while in many there is only game in town if there is one at all.
I have always wondered what the typical sales curve of a book, recording, or movie is. My suspicious is that peaks a few weeks after release with 95% of the sales occurring within about 3 years and 99%+ after 5 or 6 years. Thus, any sales after about 10 years are highly unlikely. Of course the copyright maximalists will point to the few works that are "classics" and still sell decently decades after release claiming, falsely, this it the typical sales behavior.
Attacks like Boston and Paris are relatively easy to plan and execute for a small group. This will always be true and no amount of electronic spying will stop them. As you noted the planning could easily be done in person.
To force a plea the government would need to show that there was some significant amount of child porn on the computer not just one or two files which could have accidently downloaded. At some point they had to examine the pictures and videos. The point is that the porn files are likely to pictures and videos which have well know file extensions generating a list of these files should get porn plus some innocent files.
I think Occam's Razor applies here. The simplest explanation is that disgruntled (ex)-employees were heavily involved. The real question is why would NK want to hack and dump the information which acts more like revenge.
The bundle will be overall higher than anyone service. Plus in many areas there is DSL via POTUS available to provide a partial price control on cable companies. In even fewer, Google 1gig fiber is available.
iTunes always has had competition and still does from a variety of sources for music purchasing. Only in a very narrow sense could iTunes be considered a monopoly; in the sense that any ecosystem tends to limit access to outsiders. But there are other ways to buy and listen music besides iTunes.
Though the method and length of surveillance were not given more explicit guidelines, I think the judge's reasoning goes like this: If the police observed illegal activity while on patrol or otherwise in the area it would likely be admissible. But 24/7 surveillance for any length of time needs a warrant which is likely to take at most a few hours to obtain.
Actually class action lawsuits are beneficial to the companies. They get one settlement that covers everyone in the class whether they registered for the suit or not with one payment amount. The alternative is to be nickeled and dimed by smallish lawsuits filed in various courts around the country. While the company does have more resources, it costs money to handle any lawsuit even if you settle out of court.
Something that is overlooked, the grand jury did not indict but did actually try the case. Wilson, until the statute of limitations expires, is at risk of being brought to trial. Double jeopardy only occurs when someone has been found not guilty at trial (petite jury).