============================== CFJ 2109 ==============================
A non-player can violate a rule of Agora.
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
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.