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Topic # 146711 26-May-2014 20:56
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delete this thread if I shouldn't post stuff like this here.

Been pondering this for awhile and I have no idea where to ask a question like this.

as the title says I've been wanting to import this CD but based on the graphic nature of the cover art I don't know what do to

LINKS CONTAINS EXTREME GORE/NUDITY

http://f0.bcbits.com/img/0002484983_10.jpg

http://butchersharemproductions.bandcamp.com/album/spg



Am I safe to import this?

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  Reply # 1053929 26-May-2014 21:05
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If it was intercepted it would probably have to be submitted to the censor for classification, and from the 30secs i was on the page i would say they will reject it

Edit see www.classificationoffice.govt.nz/classification-in-nz/the-classification-criteria.html



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  Reply # 1053930 26-May-2014 21:07
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clinty: If it was intercepted it would probably have to be submitted to the censor for classification, and from the 30secs i was on the page i would say they will reject it


Are there any consequences for me if I do buy it? or will they just destroy it?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1053931 26-May-2014 21:09
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Epicwhale:
clinty: If it was intercepted it would probably have to be submitted to the censor for classification, and from the 30secs i was on the page i would say they will reject it


Are there any consequences for me if I do buy it? or will they just destroy it?


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  Reply # 1053932 26-May-2014 21:09
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Sorry not sure

For more info see www.classificationoffice.govt.nz

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  Reply # 1053933 26-May-2014 21:09
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Why on earth would you want to




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  Reply # 1053936 26-May-2014 21:12
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Starting off with: "holy crap that is awful"...

It doesn't appear to be currently listed on the Classifications Office database (searching for SPG and/or Butchers Harem (DB: http://www.censorship.govt.nz/DDA)), and it is within their powers to classify both Audio CDs and CD Slicks (cover art).

Customs can intercept & refer at the Border (either Mail Centre, Cruise Terminal, or Airport), but consider also this...  If the Police were to ever raid your property and found it, they could if feeling in the mood, refer it and if classified banned, charge you - extreme hypothetical.

If you really really want it, and think there is a chance it might sneak an R18, you could pay the $25.50 and submit a "I have no commercial interest in this item" classification request, see http://classificationoffice.govt.nz/public/getting-a-new-zealand-classification.html otherwise, my honest advice, stay clear.



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  Reply # 1053941 26-May-2014 21:22
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nigelj: Starting off with: "holy crap that is awful"... 


We all have different tastes in music. :p

It doesn't appear to be currently listed on the Classifications Office database (searching for SPG and/or Butchers Harem (DB: http://www.censorship.govt.nz/DDA)), and it is within their powers to classify both Audio CDs and CD Slicks (cover art).

Customs can intercept & refer at the Border (either Mail Centre, Cruise Terminal, or Airport), but consider also this...  If the Police were to ever raid your property and found it, they could if feeling in the mood, refer it and if classified banned, charge you - extreme hypothetical.

If you really really want it, and think there is a chance it might sneak an R18, you could pay the $25.50 and submit a "I have no commercial interest in this item" classification request, see http://classificationoffice.govt.nz/public/getting-a-new-zealand-classification.html otherwise, my honest advice, stay clear.


This is what I was looking for, thanks. I'll make an inquiry.

I suppose I have to do this for all CDs with this type of content that aren't already on the list? I thought it would be fine since music is considered 'art'.
This is going to get very expensive. :_:

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  Reply # 1053952 26-May-2014 21:38
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Epicwhale:
nigelj: Starting off with: "holy crap that is awful"... 


We all have different tastes in music. :p


Yep, thankfully :)

It doesn't appear to be currently listed on the Classifications Office database (searching for SPG and/or Butchers Harem (DB: http://www.censorship.govt.nz/DDA)), and it is within their powers to classify both Audio CDs and CD Slicks (cover art).

Customs can intercept & refer at the Border (either Mail Centre, Cruise Terminal, or Airport), but consider also this...  If the Police were to ever raid your property and found it, they could if feeling in the mood, refer it and if classified banned, charge you - extreme hypothetical.

If you really really want it, and think there is a chance it might sneak an R18, you could pay the $25.50 and submit a "I have no commercial interest in this item" classification request, see http://classificationoffice.govt.nz/public/getting-a-new-zealand-classification.html otherwise, my honest advice, stay clear.


This is what I was looking for, thanks. I'll make an inquiry.

I suppose I have to do this for all CDs with this type of content that aren't already on the list? I thought it would be fine since music is considered 'art'.
This is going to get very expensive. :_:


There is a difference between explicit and objectionable (defined http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1993/0094/latest/DLM313407.html )  see (2)(f) as prehaps the most appropriate for the coverart...

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  Reply # 1053998 26-May-2014 23:02
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I guess it depends on how much you need the physical CD - the FLAC download option should provide the music you want, without the problems with customs.

Edit - never might, I got distracted while I was typing and freitasm posted before me.




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  Reply # 1054000 26-May-2014 23:03
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Reminds me of a picture disc I had when I was a teenager in the 80's of an album by a Danish(?) band called Witchfinder General. Nekkid women and blood all over it.

It was openly on sale and perhaps a step down from what you have put. I do remember being very surprised that New Zealand actually has an Official Censor in the 21st century when I first moved here. Quaint and somewhat 1940's.





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Geektastic: I do remember being very surprised that New Zealand actually has an Official Censor in the 21st century when I first moved here. Quaint and somewhat 1940's.

Yes. And he wears a cardigan.

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  Reply # 1054012 26-May-2014 23:43
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Geektastic: I do remember being very surprised that New Zealand actually has an Official Censor in the 21st century when I first moved here. Quaint and somewhat 1940's.

Yes. And he wears a cardigan.


That would not surprise me in the least. He probably smokes a very nice Peterson Bent Apple or Rhodesian as well....

"Official Censor"?! Do you think he does those black lines on letters too?





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  Reply # 1054041 27-May-2014 06:51
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Geektastic: Reminds me of a picture disc I had when I was a teenager in the 80's of an album by a Danish(?) band called Witchfinder General. Nekkid women and blood all over it.

It was openly on sale and perhaps a step down from what you have put. I do remember being very surprised that New Zealand actually has an Official Censor in the 21st century when I first moved here. Quaint and somewhat 1940's.


NZ is not the only place that has media classification.




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