An introduction to specific laws 


Censorship, film and literature classification 

What kinds of publications can be classified under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act?
Who decides whether a publication should be banned or restricted?
How do I use classifications to help me decide whether a film or game is suitable for young people?

and more...

Copyright 

What is copyright?
What do I need to do if I want to use copyright-protected material?
How do I make sure I'm not breaking the law when I download something?

and more..

Defamation 

Someone has written unflattering and untrue things about me online. What can I do about it? 
Can I sue someone for publishing lies about me which are hurting my reputation?

and more...

Harassment 

What is harassment?
What should I do if I feel I'm being harassed?
What’s a restraining order ?
Someone has applied for a restraining order against me. How can I defend this?

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Limitation law 

Why do we have a limitation law?
My father died 20 years ago without leaving a will. My brother handled his estate and didn't give me a cent. Is it too late to doing anything about it?

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Official Information Act 

What is official information? Who can access it?
Is there a cost to access official information?

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Privacy

What is the Privacy Act?
What does the Privacy Commissioner do?
If I want to photograph someone in public do I have to ask for their permission?

and more...

Smoke-free public places
 

What  is the law on smoking in New Zealand?
Can I complain if someone is smoking in my workplace?

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