In a Madman Newsletter talking about the release of Death Note: Light up the NEW World in the cinemas it says
In 2016, society is afflicted with cyber-terrorism. The Death Note is a supernatural notebook that grants its user the power to kill simply by writing a person’s name on its pages. Six different Death Notes fall to the human world, the maximum number of notes that can exist at once.
Now I don't recall it ever being said in the anime that there was a limit to the number of Death Notes, however since the new movie is set after Death Note 2: The Last Name and it's incompatible with the anime/manga because
L takes his own life to expose Light as Kira by writing his own name in the Death Note
I am wondering if there were any new or conflicting rules to the Death Note in the Live Action Movies compared to the Anime/Manga.