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Party rules

With over 4500 visitors creating a digital chaos lasting over 70 hours everybody needs to use their common sense and follow the party rules. Failure to do so can lead to your expulsion from the party place. The rules are there to make your visit more enjoyable, so let's try to keep them in mind while at the party place.

Remember that all Finnish laws apply at ASSEMBLY. This includes copyright laws, laws on drugs, public safety and so on. So use your common sense and the read the rules below.

You are not allowed to bring with you

  • weapons of any kind (not even LARP "weapons" if you can do real harm with them)
  • edged weapons such as knives, pocket knives
  • Leathermans or similar tools with knives (these are classified as edged weapons)
  • explosives or fireworks (e.g. firecrackers are forbidden)
  • alcohol or any illegal drugs
  • laser pointers, laser pens etc
  • smoke machines

During the years people have tried to bring in e.g. wooden club (1m tall) and a double-edged hand axe, which probably both were made for a LARP game. Please, leave such items at home.

Alcohol & tobacco

You are not allowed to bring alcohol to the party place nor can you enter the party if you are intoxicated.

Smoking is forbidden inside the party area. There is a separate smoking area outside the main entrance.

Software piracy

The copying of copyrighted software is illegal in Finland and this includes also ASSEMBLY. We will deal harshly with people selling illegal CD-Rs or hosting pirate FTP sites. Last year several people were removed from the party place for this activity.

Coffee makers, microwaves and other electricity hogs

There is a separate corner in the party area near the Elevator A in the ground floor, where you can store your coffee makers, waffel irons, microwave ovens, fridges and other household equipment.

It is forbidden to connect any kitchen equipment to the electricity plugs in the party area outside this reserved area. You can easily black out a whole electricity segment with a couple of coffee makers - just imagine how happy your neighbors will be.

Sleeping in cars parked in the parking hall

Sleeping in cars (including motor homes) is forbidden because of fire safety regulations. If you are coming with a motor home, please park it somewhere else than in the parking hall.

Music loudness

Like last three years, all very powerful PA equipment is forbidden. You can bring your own "home stereo" equipment but that's it. The security personnel will remove all equipment that won't fit the rules.

What is the "normal home stereo" equipment?

  1. The speakers are not man sized (= big)
  2. The equipment is not rented from some PA store
  3. The amplifier won't put out more watts than a normal home stereo equipment would (maximum being 300W)

We will not allow any PA equipment that qualifies as a major "ghettoblaster" in to the party hall - so don't even try to bring monster PA systems to the party place. If you terrorize your neighborhood with your stereos, you will be removed from the party place.

We ask you to use common sense. It should be obvious to all visitors which equipment are really banned. We don't want to put up a noise contest among the equipment owners. You also have to remember that the volume level from normal home stereo can be loud as well, so keep the volume knobs down.

Extra structures on top of computer places

You can build extra structures or place your tall speakers on top of the your computer place if your place is on the ground level. However, you are responsible for potential damages. If you structure falls and damages something, you will pay the bill. If your security personnel notices unsafe structures, you have to dismantle it immediately.

You can't build any structures on your tables if your computer place is in the grand stand. If something would topple over in these places it could potentially cause a lot of harm to the people sitting beneath you.

Damages to the party place

Every year we get a couple of smartasses who think it is extremely cool to paint graffitis on the Areena walls or nearby traffic signs. Some others find it very tempting to attach stickers on the walls of the party place. DON'T DAMAGE the party place.

Remember that all damages to the party place are subtracted from the prizes! Have some respect and don't act like an idiot.

PartyNet rules

There are always a couple of wannabe crackers (read, script kiddies) trying to cause havoc in the party net, so it is forbidden to:

  • You are not allowed to monitor network traffic to machines other than your own in any way.
  • Cracking attempts on ASSEMBLY servers or other machines in the PartyNet are of course forbidden
  • You are not allowed to distribute or retrieve copyrighted material.
  • You are not allowed to distribute or retrieve illegal explicit material. (Finnish law draws the line with children/animals/violence)





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