The New Order's extraordinary impact and level of fame are nearly unsurpassed in EVE. Aside from the Goons/Imperium, no other group is as well known as we are. Partly that's because we operate in what is by far the most densely populated area of EVE.
On the other hand, lack of awareness of the Code remains a significant problem. How can this be? Bot-aspirancy. Bot-aspirants do not feel the need to become aware of their environment.
Imagine living in Imperium space and not knowing about the Goons. If you're a miner and you haven't noticed the New Order by now, it can only be because you're a bot-aspirant. Thus, not only is ignorance of the law not an excuse--it's actually a violation of the law in and of itself.
After chatting with Agent Zopiclone for a bit, Tasha Burton began to understand the importance of situational awareness. Victory!
Tasha had a long way to go. Once a miner becomes aware of the existence of the Code, he still must learn what's in it.
If Tasha had bothered to learn about the Code before breaking it, her Retriever might have been saved. That would depend on whether she obeyed the Code upon learning about it.
Tasha submitted a "review" of the Code. What is this, Yelp? (Granted, highsec miners frequently yelp when they get ganked.) Tasha's main complaint was the Code's lack of publicity. I've noted this paradox before: Half the miners agree with Tasha, but the other half complain about the New Order's excessive self-promotion--to the point that they accuse their fellow whiners of being CODE. alts in disguise.
Of course, Tasha had no cause for complaint. She should've known better. A lot better, in fact. Tasha has been playing EVE for over nine years. Disturbingly, her fail-fit Retriever was capacitor tanked and had 'Citadella' 100mm Steel Plates.
Meanwhile, Agent Bing Bangboom reports some troubling news. Though some may be tempted to wardec Luxembourg, I must caution that they do have a tendency to batphone their allies.
More space lawyers in the making, I'm afraid.