The Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008, which received the Royal Assent on 11 April 2008, has amended infringement provision relating to the importation of films.
A person will now infringe copyright in a film if that person:
(a) imports a copy of the film into New Zealand within 9 months of first being made available to the public; and
(b) knows or has reason to believe that the film is imported into New Zealand within 9 months of first being made available to the public; and
(c) is not the licensee of the copyright in New Zealand; and
(d) imports the film into New Zealand other than for that person’s private and domestic use.