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1.0 - General
Rules and laws for the good governance and administration of the server.

1.1 - Toxicity
Anyone who engages in the following with malicious intent, but is not limited to: personal attacks; insults/name calling; intentionally saying something to cause a negative reaction (trying to trigger someone); someone who intentionally breaks the rules; and or someone who repetitively stirs up drama for their own personal entertainment; a troll.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.2 - Impersonation
Impersonating a staff member and or another player.
Per Offence: Warning / Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.3 - Poaching
Attempting to shift a player's interests elsewhere, to a server that a player owns or is partial to.
Per Offence: Warning / Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.4 - Inappropriate Content
Players cannot message, possess, or produce content with adult themes or vulgar language.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 2 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.5 - Doxing
Publishing private or identifying information about a player.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban

2.0 - Client Modification
Client modifications that give a player unfair advantages and abilities are prohibited;
This includes Replaymod, but does not include minimap and or FPS Improvement modifications such as Optifine and Badlion.

2.1 - X-Ray
Per Offence: 3 Day Ban + Fine to recover profits made + Repossession of all Ores and Mining Equipment / Permanent Ban



2.2 - Other Client Mods
Per Offence: Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban

3.0 - Chat
You need to be patient, respectful, and show maturity at all times on server endorsed chats, forums, and in-game chat.
All Discord terms of service and code of conduct apply on our discord platforms.

3.1 - Threats
Any statement of an intention to inflict real-life hardship, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.
Per Offence: Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.2 - Racism
Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race.
Per Offence: Warning + Mute / Perm Ban



3.3 - Verbal Harassment
Aggressive verbal pressure or intimidation.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.4 - Sexual Harassment
Unwelcome sexual behaviour, which could be expected to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.5 - Excessive Profanity
Where profanity is; offensive; directed at another player, person, or group of people; and or excessively used.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.6 - Begging/Spamming
Harassing staff for special permissions (e.g.teleport) or using excessive and unreasonable CAPITAL LETTERS.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.7 - Foreign Languages in Global Chat
Using language other than English.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.8 - Controversial Topics
You can not start discussions about controversial topics, such as real world religion or politics.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.9 - Advertising - General
Per Offence: Warning / Perm Ban



3.10 - Advertising - Mentioning Discord Servers
Per Offence: Warning / Perm Ban



3.11 - Advertising - Mentioning Server Names
Per Offence: Warning / Perm Ban



3.12 - Secretly Recording Voice Channels
Players cannot record a voice channel without all parties consenting unless in Streaming VC.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.13 - Blackmail
Players cannot threaten to reveal damaging information or content if a demand is not met.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban

4.0 - GRIEFING
NOTE: In the wilderness, you are allowed to destroy the property of other players and take from unlocked chests in unregioned areas.

4.1 - Vandalism
Non-permitted and unwanted destruction or construction, in bad faith.
Minor (<20 blocks), Moderate (20-50 blocks), Major (50> blocks)

Per Offence: 15 Minute Jail + Reposes stolen items; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



4.2 - Arson
Non-permitted and unwanted destruction by fire, in bad faith.
Minor (<20 blocks), Moderate (20-50 blocks), Major (50> blocks)

Per Offence: 15 Minute Jail + Reposes stolen items; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



4.3 - Stealing
Taking another individual’s or entity’s property without permission or legal right.
Minor (<20 items), Moderate (20-50 items), Major (50> items)

Per Offence: 15 Minute Jail + Reposes stolen items; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban

5.0 - Miscellaneous Rules

5.1 - Alternative Accounts

Only one account per person is permitted.
The server only supports playing from your own account, not another player’s account, even with their permission

Per Offence: Confirmed alternative accounts will be Perm Banned; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.2 - Exploitation of Bugs
Use of and derive benefit from a server bug.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.3 - Fully Automatic Farms
Use of a means of resource gathering that does not require an aspect of player interaction.
Per Offence: Fine to recover profits made; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban



5.4 - AFK-Kick Avoiding
Utilising a method of avoiding away-from-keyboard timeout.
Per Offence: Fine to recover profits made; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban



5.5 - Ticket Abuse
Unnecessary and intentional frivolous use of the ticket system.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.6 - Killing Staff on a ticket
Killing a staff member while visibly performing their duties.
Per Offence: Report to Police; AND either Warning / 1 Hour Temp Ban



5.7 - Neglect
The keeping of a villager in less than a 3x3 area.
Per Offence: 1000 Year Perm Ban



5.8 - Public Indecency
Nudity (skins or language/actions), sexual acts, and any way to make a minor uncomfortable on our server.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.9 - Corruption
To use a government position, elected or otherwise, to benefit one's private interests or corporate ventures. By applying for a position or being elected into a position in government, the player agrees to serve the server over themselves.
Per Offence: Courts may order up to $5000 in fines + Removal from public office for a period no longer than 2 months.



5.10 - Electoral Fraud
Any player caught rigging/meddling with an election through, but not limited to: the use of alternate accounts, bribery, and or threats.
Per Offence: Courts may order up to $25,000 in fines + issue a ban from holding public office indefinitely.

6.0 - Property & Building Regulations

6.1 - Zoning

Plots are zoned as either commercial, residential, or industrial.

6.2 - Residential Plots
Plots beginning with ‘R’ are residential plots (e.g. ‘r - 001’). Residential plots may only have houses built on them. A player is restricted to owning one Residentially zoned plot at any one time. Players cannot have houses with more than three visible floors. As basements and rooftops aren't entirely visible, they are an exception to this rule.

6.3 - Commercial Plots
Plots beginning with ‘C’ are commercial plots (e.g. ‘c - 001’). Commercial plots may only have businesses, offices, shops, apartment buildings, and other commercial buildings built on them.

6.4 - Industrial Plots
Plots beginning with ‘I’ are industrial plots (e.g. ‘i - 001’). Industrial plots may only have factories, warehouses, production facilities built on them.

6.5 - Building Themes
Themes must be Modern, Victorian, Georgian, Neoclassical, Colonial, or any like design that you would otherwise find in a city.

6.6 - Eyesore
If your building is an eyesore, it may be subject to a notice from Building Inspectors.

6.7 - Urban Agriculture
You are not allowed to have farms on your plot unless they are underground or hidden.

6.8 - Sale of Plots
You can sell your plot back for 90% of the plot’s original price, resell it to another player, or auction the plot.

6.9 - Empty Plots
You're not allowed to have more than 2 empty plots in the city.

6.10 - Completed Buildings
A finished plot is defined as a plot with a completed building which is compliant with the
DemocracyCraft building regulations and has a function, or a finished interior.

6.11 - Inactivity
After 1 month of inactivity, you may be evicted and your items will be vaulted.

6.12 - Build Height Limit
Players cannot have houses with more than three visible floors. As basements and
rooftops aren't entirely visible, they are an exception to this rule.



6.13 - Violation of Building Regulations
Violating plot rules and procedures
Per offence: As outlined by Building Inspector guidelines.



6.14 - Historical Building Alterations
Changing the physical appearance of a preserved, historical building without permission or consent.
Minor Alteration: $1000 Fine + Verbal Warning
Major Alteration: $3000 Fine + Plot Eviction
Demolished Building: $5000 Fine + Plot Eviction



7.0 - Landlords
The tenant must abide by the default rules for apartment renters, however you are able to make your own rules for your own apartment building on top of these.
If someone's rent expires, the landlord is allowed to contact a Staff member to vault the previous tenant's items.

7.1 - Minimum Amenities Requirements
The following amenities must be provided free-of-charge for a residential space to be rentable: 1x Bed, 1x Double Chest, 1x Crafting Table, and 1x Furnace.
Per Offence: $100 Fine



8.0 - Tenants
Respect the wishes and rules of your Landlord. If you do not like them, you’re allowed to move to a different place of residence;
Domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and parrots are allowed in apartments unless told otherwise by the landlord.

8.1 - Prohibited Items in Dwellings
The following are prohibited in apartments: Any type of farms; Any types of liquid source blocks; Nether portals; and Chest Shops.
Per Offence: $100 fine

9.0 - Wilderness & Wildlife
Griefing of unregioned player property and PvP in the wilderness is allowed;
Players are unable to mine, grief or construct 500 blocks from the City;
You are allowed to claim up to 2000 blocks of land in the wilderness, which disallows other players to grief you;
Unless given permission, your region needs to be at least 20 blocks away from another player’s region;
It costs $10/block to claim land in the Wild; and
Regions in the wild where the owner is inactive for more than 3 months will have the region deleted. This will not be vaulted.

9.1 - Overcrowding
Any animal farm, regioned or not, must have no less than four blocks per animal. (Chickens require a minimum of two blocks). An individual can not have over 300 animals/mobs in total.
First Offence: Verbal Warning + 24 hours to fix issues.
Second Offence: $500 fine + 10 Minutes Jail + Excess animals euthanised.
Third Offence: $1000 fine + 15 Minutes Jail + All animals euthanised.



9.2 - End Portal Obstruction
Impeding the use of; regioning; or access of an End Portal.
Per offence: Region removal.

10.0 - Commerce

10.1 - Fraud

A dishonest or illegal scheme of obtaining something of value.
First Offence: 10 Minutes Jail + $200 fine + Repossession of items/monies.
Second Offence: 20 Minutes Jail + $250 fine + Repossession of items/monies.
Third Offence: 3 Day Ban + $300 fine + Repossession of items/monies.



10.2 - Job Exclusivity Breach
Selling ores without holding the job of 'Miner.'
Selling raw meats or spawn eggs without holding the job of 'Stockman.'
Selling raw crops without holding the job of ‘Farmer.’
Selling cooked foods without holding the job of ‘Chef.’
Selling weapons such as swords and firearms without holding the job of ‘Armourer’

First Offence: $100 fine + Removal of Chest Shop.
Second Offence: $200 fine + 5 Minutes Jail + Removal of Chest Shop.
Third Offence: $300 fine + 10 Minutes Jail + Removal of Chest Shop.



10.3 - Tax Evasion
Using unlawful means of business in order to avoid paying taxes where you would have otherwise been required to pay tax.
Per Offence: $100 - 10,000$ fine

10.4 - Market Allocation, Bid Rigging, Price Fixing and Monopolization
Unfair Business practices
Per Offence: 0$ - 10,000$ fine + 0 -10 minutes of Jail Time

11.0 - Business
In order to start a business, you must have the entrepreneur qualification.
In order to apply for government grants and support, you must register your business here on forums with the Department of Education and Commerce.
You're allowed to hire employees to complete certain tasks, depending on the business.
Your company’s name can’t be similar to another one.

11.1 - Corporate Espionage
Any parties participating in, or accessory to the gathering, infiltration, or compromise of any sensitive company information that has not already been released to the public under the instruction of the company's controlling interest.
Per Offence: Courts may order up to $5000 in fines to the company and Its directors + Removal of parties involved from public office for a period no longer than 2 months.

12.0 - Medical

12.1 - Possessing Medical Objectives outside of a Government-approved Medical Facility

Possessing, selling, trading, or crafting medical objectives outside Government-approved Medical Facilities is prohibited. Paramedics are exempt from this law. Does not include goods sold in the hospital's pharmacy, excluding the Vaccine Prescription.
First Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $100 Fine
Second Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $500 Fine + Removed from Department of Health for a period of 2 months.
Third Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $1000 Fine + Removed from Department of Health indefinitely.



12.2 - Contagious Diseases
Refusal of treatment of a contagious disease in a timely manner.
Per Offence: The player will be detained by Police, fined for the cost of cure, as well as an additional fine of $20. The player may also be liable for others’ health costs should they be responsible for transmitting the disease - this can be disputed in court.



12.3 - Faking a Disease
Pretending to have a disease in bad faith.
First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail



12.4 - Player Distribution of Cures to other Players
The sale or gifting of medical objectives, excluding items that are sold in pharmacies. Does not include goods sold in the hospital's pharmacy, excluding the Vaccine Prescription.
First Offence: $40 Fine per Objective.
Second Offence: $60 Fine per Objective + 15 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $80 Fine per Objective + 30 Minutes Jail



12.5 - Abusing the Doctor Call-out Sign
Unnecessary or frivolous use of the Doctor Call-out Sign.
First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 15 Minutes Jail



12.6 - Doctors Selling in Bulk
Doctors, not Pharmacists, over-supplying medical objectives required to treat an illness. Over-supplying medical objectives required to treat an illness.
First Offence: Verbal Warning + Report to Health Secretaries
Second Offence: $40 fine + Report to Health Secretaries
Third Offence: $80 fine + Report to Health Secretaries

13.0 - PVP & Trespassing

Initiating unwanted PvP in a city is illegal unless both parties give consent.
PvP is fully legal in the Wilderness.
A player may defend themselves with reasonable force should someone else initiate PvP on them.

13.1 - Assault
Assault is the act of hitting a player, causing a loss of no more than 3 hearts; or putting them in a place of danger (such as pointing a weapon at them).
Per Offence: $40 Fine



13.2 - Verbal Threats
This is active when a player is threatening a player with a gun to do something.
Per Offence: $100 Fine



13.3 - Pet Murder
Whenever a player kills another player’s pet without consent
- First offense: $100 made payable to the victim;
- Second offense: $500 made payable to the victim plus 10 minutes of jailtime; and
- Third and subsequent offenses: $500 made payable to the victim, 30 minutes jail, revocation of all licenses.



13.4 - Attempted Murder
Attempted Murder is the act of repetitively hitting a player, causing a loss of more than 3 hearts. Note: This law overrides Assault.
Per Offence: $60 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail



13.5 - Murder
Murder is the act of unlawfully killing another player.
Note: This law overrides Attempted Murder.

Per Offence: $100 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail



13.6 - Trespassing
To enter or be in the place without the consent of the owner, occupier or person having control or management of the place; or to remain in the place after being requested by a person in authority to leave the place. Failure to comply with the demands or any signs grants the owner legal permission of initiating PvP, provided they can prove the trespasser was warned prior.
First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $60 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail



13.7 - Violent Disorder
Where 3 or more persons who are present together use or threaten unlawful violence and the conduct of them (taken together) is such as would cause a person at the scene to fear for his personal safety
Per Offence: $50 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail



13.8 - Harassment, Alarm or Distress
A person who uses disorderly behavior to an individual, a group of individuals or on global chat, that may be deemed to a reasonable person as causing harassment, alarm or distress, will be guilty of an offence.
Per Offence: $50-80 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail



13.9 - Dispersal Order
An identified person or group of persons may be subject to a dispersal order should they be continuously inciting and/or conducting violence against others they would be in breach of this order.
First Offence: $30 fine
Second Offence: $60 fine
Excess Offences: 5 minutes Jail



13.10 - Conspiracy to use a Weapon of Mass Destruction.
A player is guilty of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction whereby they contain on their person, within their virtual chests, or physical belongings biological or nuclear weapons with expressed intent to use the weapons.
First Offence: $100 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license.
Second Offence: $250 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 5 minutes jail time
Third Offence: $500 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 10 minutes jail time




13.11 - Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction.
A player is guilty of using a weapon of mass destruction when it is discharged by the player.
First Offence: $500 per individual WOMD use + confiscation of weapons and firearms license.
Second Offence: $750 per individual WOMD use + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 5 minutes jail time
Third Offence: $1000 per individual WOMD use + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 10 minutes jail time




13.12 - Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction
A player is guilty of possessing a weapon of mass destruction whereby they contain on their person, within their virtual chests, or physical belongings biological or nuclear weapons.
First Offence: $100 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license.
Second Offence: $250 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 5 minutes jail time
Third Offence: $500 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 10 minutes jail time


14.0 - Transportation & Roads
All roads main roads must be 11 blocks wide, consisting of black concrete tarmac and white concrete lines. All narrow roads must be 5 blocks wide, consisting of black concrete tarmac.
Vehicles are any rideable entities and must follow all road laws when being driven/riden.
Animals will be handled by the DER if they need to be put in the pound.

14.1 - Careless Driving
Driving on the sidewalk or anywhere off the road.
Per Offence: $40 Fine.



14.2 - Reckless Driving
Driving in a way that endangers drivers or pedestrians or that interferes with the traffic such as; blocking the street by driving too slowly; driving on the wrong side of the road; and or ramming other cars.
Per Offence: $100 Fine.



14.3 - Improper Parking
Parking a vehicle on public or government land, not on private land or in a designated parking bay.
Per Offence: Vehicle Impounded ($60 fee on release)



14.4 - Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicles that are left in the same location for a period of 14 days.
Per Offence: Vehicle Impounded ($60 fee on release)



14.5 - Driving Under the Influence
Driving with 8% or more drunkenness (as judged by /brew info).
Per Offence: $40 Fine.

15.0 - Miscellaneous Laws
15.1 - Frivolous Court Case

Lodging a legal case that has no serious purpose or value.
Per Offence: $60 Fine.



15.2 - Failure to Appear
Where the subject of a subpoena fails to appear before Congress without reasonable justification
Per Offence: 1% of their balance for each day (minimum $100).



15.3 - Perjury
Giving knowingly incorrect testimony to the Government shall be considered Perjury.
Per Offence: Maximum 2 hours Jail, $1000 - $50,000 Fine.



15.4 - Incitement
The attempt to coax or encourage someone to break the law.
First Offence: $100 fine
Second Offence: $200 fine + 5 min Jail
Third Offence: $300 fine + 10 min Jail



15.5 - Abusing /911
The frivolous use of the /911 command.
First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 15 Minutes Jail



15.6 - Abusing the Tour Guide Call-out Sign
The frivolous use of the tour guide call-out sign.
First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 15 minutes of jail time



15.7 - Weaponry in safe zones
The possession of weapons in safe zones (Hospital, Spawn, Capitol, Government House, and the Courthouse)
First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail



15.8 - Obstruction of Justice
Wilfully interfering with the process of justice through influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, police officer or by providing false information.
First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: 5 Minutes Jail + $10 Fine
Third Offence: 10 Minutes Jail + $20 Fine



15.9 - Public Nuisance
Wilfully causing substantial and unreasonable interference by disrupting, destroying, or trolling DPA Sanctioned Events in its planning, building/creation, and or execution.
First Offence: Verbal Warning + Dismissal from event (if participating).
Second Offence: $60 Fine.
Third Offence: Jailed until the conclusion of the event.



15.10 - Resisting Arrest
Intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer from effecting an authorised arrest on themself. Leaving while a police officer is pursuing you will be also considered resisting arrest.
Per offence: $60 fine.



15.11 - Contempt of Court
Speaking in a court case when not involved or summoned to provide testimony.
First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $60 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail.



15.12 - Giving / Asking for Exam Answers
Asking an exam question or giving an exam answer is not allowed.
Per Offence: $20 Fine



15.13 - Drug Possession
Possession of illicit substances.
First Offence: $150 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail.
Second Offence: $300 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail.



15.14 - Conspiracy to Commit An Act of Crime
An entity involved in malice aforethought, if found guilty will receive punishment.
Primary Individual: Fine - $250 - $2000
Supporting Individual: Fine - $50 - $1000
Knowledge of Conspiracy Individual: Fine - Warning - $300




15.15 - Identifying a Whistleblower
Revealing a whistleblower.
Per Offence: Up to $2000 Fine.



15.16 - Slander
A purposeful false statement of a player to cause damage to that player's reputation.
Per Offence: Minimum of $50.



15.17 - Locking Items
Locking chests on another person's property without their permission. This also applies to government buildings.
For each item locked: $50.



15.18 - Police Misconduct
Any officer found guilty in court to be issuing punishments that conflict with the punishments specifically outlined is to have committed Police Misconduct.
Per Offence: Fine - $500 - $10,000, maximum 30min Jail, and the offending officer may be stripped of their officer position and be temporarily or permanently barred from serving as an officer in the future.

Staff retain full discretion over server rules and anything beyond these listed rules.
 
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