Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Regulations 1994

  • This version was replaced on 1 November 2017 to make corrections to rules 10(5)(b), 51(1), and 54 under section 25(1)(j)(ii), and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.
20 Further requirements relating to display of labels

(1)

Subject to subclauses (3) and (4), every label required to be displayed, pursuant to regulation 19, on any film must be displayed in such a manner that it is fully visible at all times, and shall not be obscured by any other matter, or be altered or defaced in any way.

(2)

Where the face or spine of any display case, cassette, spool, device, or film, or any film slick, already has displayed on it any classification issued by an overseas classification authority, the label required to be displayed, pursuant to regulation 19, on any such face, spine, or film, or any film slick, shall, where practicable, be displayed so that the other classification is so far as possible no longer visible.

(3)

Where—

(a)

any label is displayed, pursuant to regulation 19, on any display case, cassette, spool, device, or film; and

(b)

that label is deemed, under section 36(5) of the Act, to be cancelled,—

any new label displayed, pursuant to regulation 19, on that display case, cassette, spool, device, or film must be displayed so that the cancelled label is no longer visible.

(4)

Where it is not possible to comply with subclause (3), the cancelled label shall be permanently obscured by some other means, or shall be removed.

(5)

Where—

(a)

any film is offered for supply to the public by way of sale only; and

(b)

that film has been imported into New Zealand already prepacked for sale; and

(c)

that film has had assigned to it any rating specified in regulation 12(1); and

(d)

the Chief Censor considers that compliance with all or any of the requirements of subclauses (1) and (2) of regulation 19 would be impractical or unduly burdensome in respect of that film,—

the label issued under the Act in respect of that film must be displayed on that film by such alternative method approved by the Chief Censor as will ensure that the rating assigned to that film is brought to the attention of purchasers of that film.

Regulation 20 heading: amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 27 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

Regulation 20(1): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 27 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

Regulation 20(2): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 27 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

Regulation 20(3): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 27 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

Regulation 20(3)(a): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 27 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).

Regulation 20(5): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 27 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 62).