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==============================  CFJ 2109  ==============================

    A non-player can violate a rule of Agora.


Caller:                                 OscarMeyr

Judge:                                  Murphy
Judgement:                              TRUE



Called by OscarMeyr:                    22 Jul 2008 22:08:48 GMT
Assigned to Murphy:                     25 Jul 2008 07:22:00 GMT
Judged TRUE by Murphy:                  25 Jul 2008 08:11:12 GMT


Caller's Arguments:

I am arguing for FALSE, of course.  I base this on the following rule

         iv. Every person has the right to refuse to become party to
             a binding agreement.  The absence of a person's explicit,
             willful consent shall be considered a refusal.

       Citizenship is an entity switch with values Unregistered
       (default) and Registered, tracked by the registrar.  A player is
       an entity whose citizenship is Registered.

A plain reading of these rules shows that a player of Agora has, by
definition, explicitly consented to become party to the rules of
Agora.  A non-player, therefore, is not a party to the rules.

Also, the normal meaning of the term "player" is a participant in a
game.  Someone who has not joined a game is not bound by the rules of
that game.  While a non-particpant can act in a manner contrary to
the rules of the game, such actions cannot be treated as violations
of those rules.

I ask the H. CotC to stay CFJ 2102 pending the resolution of this CFJ.


Judge Murphy's Arguments:

The rules do not explicitly specify the extent of their jurisdiction,
but since they do explicitly allow non-players to participate while
remaining non-players (e.g. initiating judicial cases), I believe it
makes the most sense to treat such participation as implying
acceptance of the rules' jurisdiction over those actions and the
person performing them.