Censored: A Short History of Censorship in New Zealand
What is "objectionable" and "restricted" material?
Objectionable is defined under the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993 as:
"a publication... (that) describes, depicts or expresses, or otherwise deals with matters such as sex, horror, crime, cruelty or violence in such a manner that the availability of the publication is likely to be injurious to the public good."
All objectionable material is banned.
Anybody found “knowingly” in possession of objectionable material can receive a maximum of 10 years imprisonment.
Every time a person downloads objectionable material onto their screen, there is the potential for a possession offence having been committed.
Anybody who knowingly makes or knowingly trades, distributes, or displays an objectionable publication via the Internet can receive a maximum of 14 years imprisonment.
A body corporate can be fined up to $200,000.
И, соответственно -
A publication reportedly written by the terrorist behind the fatal attacks in Christchurch, has been officially classified as objectionable.
It is an offence to possess or distribute an objectionable publication. People who have downloaded this document, or printed it, should destroy any copies.