Copyright (Parallel Importing of Films) Amendment Act 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Copyright (Parallel Importing of Films) Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 86
Date of assent22 October 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Copyright (Parallel Importing of Films) Amendment Act 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 31 October 2013.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 35 amended (Infringement by importation)
  • (1) Replace section 35(3)(a) and (b) with:

    • (a) imports a copy of the film into New Zealand within 5 months of the date that the film is first made available to the public; and

    • (b) knows or has reason to believe that the film is imported into New Zealand within 5 months of that date; and.

    (2) In section 35(5), replace 31 October 2013 with 31 October 2016.


Legislative history

2 July 2013Introduction (Bill 133–1)
2 July 2013First reading and referral to Commerce Committee
21 August 2013Report of the Commerce Committee
19 September 2013Second reading
24 September 2013Committee of the whole House
15 October 2013Third reading
22 October 2013Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.