I didn't think it was possible for me to care less about the Olympics... but now I see I was wrong. Let's ignore the IOC and USOC - literally. Don't answer their calls, return their letters unopened. Go run and swim and play somewhere else. Call it the Orympics.
Of course, whoever organizes THAT will eventually become evil and corrupt, but we'll have a respit for a few years.
Aside from the work for hire aspect, this "artwork" has the unique quality of becoming part of an individual's body. How can a third party be allowed to hold any control over when and if that person's body is viewed or depicted?
The only thing we know for certain is that we'll never know exactly what happened. Too many people with good reasons for lying. Saying they got in serves a purpose whether they did or not. What they found, if they did - hurts their case if it was nothing, might get found out if they fabricate. Certainly they'll never release real details. Give Apple information that might make it harder next time? Don't make me laugh.
How about thirteen cents? I never watch sports, and have actually edited all the sports channels from my TiVo channel list. I really only watch five or six channels, but they're in the top tier, so I have 160+ unused.
I'm active in local government, in a VERY small town. Even there, the city attorney spends time looking for loopholes to deny FOI requests. Not necessarily because we have anything to hide, just... because.
"I have never understood why someone would rather charge large amounts and make a few sales verses selling for cheaper and making lots of smaller sales."
Really? There's a cost associated with shipping, storing, and selling a product, and it doesn't vary much with the price of the item. MUCH more economical to sell a single million-dollar item than a million $1 items.
If you can sell a million $1,000,000 items... better still.