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A law blog by Robert Lombardo on The Whole 9

Attorney Robert Lombardo came from the creative world and then began practicing law in 1995. The diversity of his professional life (years of which were spent in Europe, Australia and Japan) gives him a unique perspective on the law. Currently Robert is focusing on entertainment law (which encompasses nearly all creative industries) and brings this firsthand experience and desire to make the law accessible to the The Whole 9 community.

Monthly Archives: May 2010

Does Facebook Serve the Interests of Its Members?

This post is again in response to the question posed by Arthur Kegerreis in his blog post Censorship, Ann Magnuson, Lisa Douglass, David DePalo and the KGB, in which he asks: “when corporate interests dictate the rules for a society, online or not, [are] the community’s best interests . . . ultimately . . . [...]

A Corporation Exists Solely to Make Money for the Owners?

“So the question is do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no, they do not.”  - Economist Milton Friedman
This post is in response to the question posed by Arthur [...]

Rekers and Rentboy Do Justice?

Thanks to the Miami New Times, you have now probably heard of George Rekers and his Rentboy.  If you haven’t seen the article, click here.
I admit, the story has been fun but I was waiting for the legal fallout.
Yesterday, John Schwartz got things started with this New York Times article.
According to the article, Rekers (a [...]

Thus Always to Tyrants?


This is one side of the Virginia State Seal.  It appears on Virginia’s flag.
It depicts the Roman goddess Virtus (Virtue) standing victoriously over Tyranny.  Beneath him is the motto Sic Semper Tyrannis:  Thus Always to Tyrants.
Libertas, Aeternitas and Ceres (Roman goddesses) pose on the other side of the seal.
Below is the new lapel pin Virginia [...]

Courtroom Humor?

A 19-year-old woman, still dressed for the gym in a T-shirt and sweatpants, is asked by a friend at the last minute to give her a ride to court.  The woman then accompanies her friend into the courtroom and sits in the gallery to wait for her friend’s case to be called.
Unfortunately, the judge doesn’t think [...]