I don't see it much different. However, I would not say "something has to keep the solar system from being lawless" but "someone or something...". Among the 10 biggest corporations there is a Pirate Corp at the moment, but there are also several corporations that have made it their business to do exactly what you are asking for - the history of EVE has certainly played a part in this. And Novaquark wants the players to shape the universe and the rules in it and will probably not put in any mechanisms that would leave the pirates no options. But it shouldn't be like with EVE that pirates or whoever is controlling the universe indirectly through the extreme profits in the 0Sec areas and because of these profits they expand their military power in the 0Sec areas into invincibility.