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Colonia Nova Covenants

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To provide a formal text for information to prospective buyers, and to provide the covenants for future territorial administration.

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[b:3kos72vb]Covenants applying to the Colonia Nova Sim[/b:3kos72vb]

1. General Covenants of the CDS applying:

* All structures are subject to review
* No terraforming is permitted
* No SL or RL commercial pornography is permitted
* At most 1 script per 100 m2 of land is permitted.
* Scripts which use llListen (voice command) are only permitted, if they listen only after a touch and then deactivate after a certain period of time.
* Scripts which spy on residents are not permitted.
* Bounce script are not permitted.
* Scripts which create autonomous wandering objects are not permitted.
* Particles can only be used in effects that have real-world analogies, such as lights, smoke, and fire.
* Particles should be set no higher than 10 particles per second.
* Scripts, particles, and scripts attached to avatars are unregulated.
* Subletting is not permitted
* No skyboxes are permitted below 512 m in altitude
* No default wood textured prims are to be left in place longer than 24 hours

2. Covenants applying sim-wide in Colonia Nova:

* All buildings must be physically plausible
* No outdoor hot tubs are permitted
* Clubs are not permitted
* No floating, particle emitting, or rotating signs are permitted
* Property restrictions:
** A person may not hold a combined total of more than 4096m2 and two lots in the four zones ELRB
** A person may not hold more than 2 lots in zone C, or more than 1024m2 in that zone.
** A person may not hold more than 128m2 in Zone S.

3. Colonia Nova Zone Specific Covenants:

3.1 Zoning:
Zone R (Villa Quarter)
Zone C (inner City)
Zone S (Stalls)
Zone T (Special Builds)
Zone E (Cardo plots)

Zone B (Skybox Quarter)
Zone L (South Riverfront)

3.2 Zone R (Villa Quarter)
Location: All plots named R.XX
Function: Residential only
Appearance; strictly consistent with Classical Roman style as expressed in a rural environment (villa typology)
Executive approval needed: for all new structures and modifying of the exterior of the existing ones.

* Commercial activity is prohibited
* Structures may be no taller than 20m
* Buildings must preserve a distance not inferior to 5 meters to neighbouring plots
unless neighbours file an agreement with the CDS notary that they
specifically wish to make their structures contiguous.
* There must exist a minimum of 3 trees per 512m2 of plot area.

3.3 Zone C (Inner City)
Location: All plots named C.XX
Function: Commercial and Residential
Appearance; strictly consistent with Classical Roman style as expressed in an urban environment (insula typology)
Executive approval needed: for all new structures and modifying of the exterior of the existing ones.

* All structures must be placed immediately adjacent to a street
* Structures are owned and placed by the city to give the centre a
dense Roman feel. Structures may not be replaced or moved regardless
of ownership without prior consent.

3.4 Zone S (Stalls)
Location: all plots named S.XX
Function: Commercial only
Appearance; strictly consistent with Classical Roman style as expressed in an urban environment (stall typology)
Executive approval needed: for all new structures and modifying of the exterior of the existing ones.

* All structures must be placed immediately adjacent to a street
* Structures are owned and placed by the city to give the centre a
dense Roman feel. Structures may not be replaced or moved regardless
of ownership without prior consent.

3.5 Zone T (Special buildings)
Location: Temples, Thermae, Theatre
Function: Commercial only
Appearance: exterior predefined and not modifiable. Interior modifiable subject to Executive approval.

* Structures are owned and placed by the city to give the roman ambience. Structures may not be replaced or moved regardless of ownership without prior consent.

3.6 Zone E (Cardo Plots)
Location: all plots named E.XX
Function: Commercial and Residential
Appearance: strictly consistent with Classical Roman style (domus typology)
Executive approval needed: for all new structures and modifying of the exterior of the existing ones.

* Commercial Activity must exist in ground level
* Must be adjacent to the Cardo.
* In case of modifying of the exterior appearance, the new design must preserve the colonnade.
* Structures must be no taller than 20 metres.

3.7 Zone L (South Riverfront Plots)
Location: all plots named L.XX
Function: Residential only
Appearance: no predefined appearance set

* Commercial activity is prohibited
* Structures may be no taller than 20m
* Buildings must preserve a distance not inferior to 5 meters to neighbouring plots unless neighbours file an agreement with the CDS notary that they specifically wish to make their structures contiguous.
* There must exist a minimum of 3 trees per 512m2 of plot area.

3.8 Zone B (Skybox Plots)
Location: all plots named B.XX
Function: Commercial and Residential
Appearance: no predefined appearance set

* Structures may be no taller than 30 meters
* Buildings must preserve a distance not inferior to 5 meters to neighbouring plots unless neighbours file an agreement with the CDS notary that they specifically wish to make their structures contiguous.
* There must exist a minimum of 3 trees per 512m2 of plot area.
* Skyboxes may be built at a height not inferior to 512 m2

4. Building Typologies:

4.1 Villa
A villa is a building that comprises a perystilum, or enclosed pateo, with a perimeter lined with columns or pillars.
4.2 Insula
An insula is a building of mixed commercial and residential function. The ground level must open broadly to the street and be suitable for a commercial space. insulas must develop vertically in more than one floor.
4.3 Stall
A stall is a commercial open space whose boundary to the street is a colonnade.
4.4 Domus
A domus is a building that has mixed commercial and residential function. The ground level must open broadly to the street through an unifying collonade and be suitable for a commercial space. Domus must comprise also a perystilum.

4.5 All the typologies must be built in pre-industrial materials, namely:
* structural elements: stone and terracota
* roofing elements: terracota
* flooring elements: terracota, stone, mosaic. Wood in upper floorings.
* wall elements: stone, terracota, stucco, frescoed stucco.
* door and window elements: wood, metals (iron, brass). Glass is acceptable in small panes.
* decorative elements: statues can be stone, brass or chrysoelephantine (ivory and gold details). Other elements must be rendered in any of the above materials.

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I think it looks great by in large. How would this

[quote:20r65z0u]2. Covenants applying sim-wide in Colonia Nova:

* All buildings must be physically plausible [/quote:20r65z0u]

match up with sky boxes in zone B? Certainly a minor, picky point, but perhaps we could say, "*All buildings below 512 meters must be physically plausible."

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Good point, Chicago!

Thanks, i'll review it for the RA meeting tomorrow :)

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pornography

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Is there an operative definition of pornography in place in the CDS such that we can know what is prohibited under the covenants? Presumably it is not so broad as to prohibit artistic, even erotic-artistic, nudes, as the statuary in CN would then be prohibited. Are we under the U.S. Supreme Court's definition -- "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."

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Re: pornography

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[quote="Beathan":1vt1ofly]Is there an operative definition of pornography in place in the CDS such that we can know what is prohibited under the covenants? Presumably it is not so broad as to prohibit artistic, even erotic-artistic, nudes, as the statuary in CN would then be prohibited. Are we under the U.S. Supreme Court's definition -- "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."

Beathan[/quote:1vt1ofly]

Hmm, well, so far, there is no legislative definition, so it would be left up to the courts to develop precedent (if any case ever arose on the matter) on what constituted "pornography". Having more precise definitions is always helpful, of course :-)

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Given the many other very important tasks that need to be done before the CN opening (building of CN, creation of CN content, reconstruction in Neufreistadt, cleanup of Neufreistadt, planning for MOCA, planning of holiday events, planning of CN opening events) , I hope some things like this can be left for another time. The defining of such a word at this point seems like a giant task with little immediate benefit.

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postponement

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I have no objection to putting this off. However, it seems that the restriction is part of the general covenants not just the CN covenants ... so it might be a matter of present concern in Neufreistadt.

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In this, I've personally gone with the LL definition of a PG area vs. Mature, save that we're only concerned with direct displays, not someone saying "fuck" or artistic nudity such as a statue.

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Aliasi --

The PG+ definition you offer provides a good first approximation of the issue. The only problem I see is defining "artistic nudity" and distinguishing it from other nude representations. I don't know howto approximate that. Surely the medium is not sufficient. That is, a statue or painting, if crass enough, would probably seem pornographic, while a photograph or even a sexual performance might be artistic. Further, there is bound to be a difference in interpretation from person to person.

This might be a good test of the judicial system, which seems a wee bit complex to me. A tough-case dry run might be a good thing to see the strengths and limits of the legal institutions that have been put in place.

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since i will probably not purchase land in colonia nova, this issue isn't of huge importance to me, but i am a bit confused. according to the colonia nova website, there will be ocassional orgies held in the thermae - an activity that certainly is pornographic in nature. although that doesn't relate directly to citizens owning 'commercial pornography', it does seem to imply that the government would run the porn industry using the thermae as a venue. am i reading that correctly?

source: [i:3vy84lpr]While in SL your avatar never gets dirty :) all the other activities taken place at the baths are common. The baths will be open for most of the time, but at special occasions, we will even have... orgies :)[/i:3vy84lpr]

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Pardon me; I did not buy a lot in "prude" land.

Neufreistadt Covenant
Version: 1.0
Modified: 2005-06-02 21:22 PST

Declaration of Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions (CC&R)
Content
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No hot tubs are allowed outside of dwellings.
No RL or SL commercial pornography is allowed anywhere in the city.

The item in question is "commercial pornography". Just what the frack does this term mean. Also the term "hot tubs” is used. Is this supposed to include pools?

My question is just what does "commercial pornography" mean? I tried looking up the term and could not find a definition. A bill in the United States is trying to outlaw it because it is "harmful to children" We are all adults in second life or are supposed to be... If the intent was to ban all nudity outside of a building then the sim should of been rated PG and not mature. Of course I would not have bought a property in such a sim.
I think most Americans are very prudish on most issues of the human body. My world view is that of a person from Asia and I do not suffer from such problems. Yes my views are even more "liberal" than the normal for Japan. I see our bodies as being natural from one end to the other. Also just because someone is naked it does not mean they are after sex.
We really need to have a definition on this subject. We need a definition of “commercial pornography" or it needs to be changed in the convents. If it is very restrictive perhaps Linden Labs can change the rating of the sim to PG to reflect this.
This also brings up another point. Do the residents of the other sim or Sims as it might be one day determine the "Declaration of Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions (CC&R) of sims in which they are not residents? Is there going to be a certain degree of autonomy for each of the Sims? Or will Colonia Nova have its CC&R determined by the RA who are all residents of the Neufreistadt Sim We really need to either determine the status of Sims. Is the RA going to micromanage every decision in each of the Sims? This is going to happen sooner or later so it might as well be now.

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Post by Aliasi Stonebender »

I agree we need a more precise definition, Ranma, although I believe the general intent of the rule was to prevent extremes - no BDSM dungeons, or posting the entire content of 4chan on your walls, that sort of thing.

(I'm surprised the hot tub rule survived, and I shall contrive to set out my flying hot tub once again when the opportunity presents itself. And possibily submit a bill to rescind that nonsensical thing if there's enough interest. )

I would note the rule only affects [i:1fjlk53a]buildings[/i:1fjlk53a] - a person may walk around naked all they like, and there's no restriction on sexual activity. Thus, we may (in my view) safely have orgies. We just can't post screenshots of them. *grin*

Also, while there's the whole "what kind of government do we have" scenario, for now CN is just more land added to Neufreistadt with a different covenant. We have one RA that handles both sims, and anyone from either sim may be elected to it.

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