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  # 2229798 2-May-2019 23:21
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kingdragonfly: It sounds like Tracey Martin has already decided, and she's just checking a box that says "public consultation" on a form.

It's a bad sign with the form first question:

"1. Do you support making CVoDs subject to current classification processes? Why or why not?"

The acronymn meaning is not given on the form: ("CVoD" = "Commercial Video on-Demand")

It doesn't make it clear what is the "current classification processes" (Does it involve sweaty priests sitting in a darkened room, with handcream and a box of tissues?)


I think the first form question thing is a little bit nitpicky - the intro text translates the acronym CVoD as the first thing it does


The Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Tracey Martin, has announced consultation on proposals to improve classification for Commercial Video on-Demand (CVoD) content. A consultation document is now available and seeks New Zealand consumer and industry views on proposals to include CVoD services under New Zealand’s classifications regime.

The consultation document outlines key issues and specific questions to help you share your experiences and views on the proposals.


A brief review of the consultation document suggests that they're trying to find a fairly practical way forward.  Note that it's not the Minister's work, it's the work of the public servants, which the Minister needs to approve of at the end of the day.

No signature to see here, move along...

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  # 2229879 3-May-2019 07:15
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Here's that link again.

If you love Netflix, and Amazon Prime, and future future streaming like Disney's and Warner Brothers, or perhaps you liked previous Sky's stranglehold, then I'd encourage you to submit a form.

Or perhaps you like / dislike the sponsor NZ First.

It's just downloading a Word document, filling in a response, and emailing it back.

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  # 2230082 3-May-2019 12:16
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I hope the content providers make submissions, especially the international ones as I see there’s questions for them in there.

I feel a bit out of my depth making a submission, as question 5,6 to answer I’d have to know what powers the chief censor currently has over streaming services.

I’m quessing Q1 is asking if support everything to be classified in NZ.

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  # 2230104 3-May-2019 12:45
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so if this went through would it then be illegal to access these services via VPN?

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