Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

125 Offences of strict liability involving restricted publications


Every person commits an offence against this Act who—


supplies, distributes, exhibits, displays, or otherwise deals with a restricted publication otherwise than in accordance with the classification assigned to that publication under this Act; or


delivers to any person any restricted publication with intent that it should be dealt with by that person or any other person in such manner as to constitute an offence against this section.


Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding,—


in the case of an individual, $3,000:


in the case of a body corporate, $10,000.


It shall be no defence to a charge under subsection (1) that the defendant had no knowledge or no reasonable cause to believe that the publication to which the charge relates was a restricted publication.

Compare: 1963 No 22 s 21(1)(g), (h)

Section 125(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).