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Some problems with NZ Children's Television

The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 (referred to as the Classification Act) is an Act of Parliament to regulate and classify films, videos and publications in a way that balances the need for freedom of expression with the need to protect society from harm.   The Classification Act created the New Zealand Office of Film & Literature Classification and obligated it to consider social research when making classification decisions and placing age restrictions on material.   Currently people rely on ratings and classifications to advise them of the content of publications and to limit access by those under a specified age to unsuitable material.   The classification system as administered by the Classification Act is used in pre-release intervention.   However, fast developments in technology are blurring the distinctions between services that have traditionally been regulated in several different ways. The difference between supplying films and broadcas