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Topic # 30224 2-Feb-2009 11:11
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hi people. :)
this is my first of many posts and want to start with a doubt i have.

i will go to new zealand in april or so. and i have a few data and video dvd's. (200 more or less. about 1000 movies)
all i got in the data dvd's are mostly movies downloaded by torrent. axxo. fxm. deviance etc.
and the video dvd's are real backups.

so... the question is... it's ilegal to arrive whith all this dvd's?

i dont want to have troubles of any kind.

on the other hand. if this is ilegal.
it's there any problem if i put all this movies as data in a hard drive?

bye Tongue out

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  Reply # 193373 2-Feb-2009 11:40
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You'll definitely land in hot water if you try to enter NZ with these, I'd even hazard a guess you'll have problems leaving whatever country you're coming from should they decide to search you.  As for your real backups - well unless you're bringing the original legitimate DVDs with you, you'll have the same problems. 

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  Reply # 193383 2-Feb-2009 12:29
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Welcome to Geekzone...

In New Zealand You can only format shift music. Movies are not allowed - not even for backup purposes. Having said that the New Zealand Customs don't usually investigate laptops' contents unless they have something to believe a crime is in progress.

However if you come to the country with 200 DVDs they will probably be suspicious and ask if it's data or movies - and if you bring those you will be in for trouble. Not only copyright, but also because it is illegal to have in your possesion a movie that has not been cleared by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

This is important:

" New Zealand Customs are responsible for ensuring that objectionable publications do not enter the country. Customs can seize material they think is objectionable and submit it to the Office. They can also prosecute anyone importing objectionable publications into New Zealand."

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  Reply # 193461 2-Feb-2009 17:19
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anyway.... just as i though.

thank you very much gehenna and freitasm your the complete responses.

in this part of the world... it's no ilegal download and burn movies. only if you make profit with these.
also i know that in spain the blank dvd's and cd's come with a tax that goes directly to the companies owners of the rights.
well... in spain 1 blank dvd = 1 euro or so. :S

so... if "New Zealand Customs don't usually investigate laptops' contents unless they have something to believe a crime is in progress" i can copy to the HD of my desktop (dont have a laptop. dont like those XD) a few movies. 80's movies that i love to enjoy from time to time. and are hard to find.

again... thank you guys :D

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