The States are asked to decide:-
Whether they are of the opinion to approve the draft Ordinance entitled "The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017", and to direct that the same shall have effect as an Ordinance of the States.
This proposition has been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.
This Ordinance amends the Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance 2012 so as to insert a power enabling the Registrar to issue, after consultation with the Economic Development Committee and other interested parties, Codes of Practice giving guidance as to procedures and best practice in relation to registered image rights, including standards of conduct to be observed by registered image rights agents. The provisions of such codes and any breach thereof may be taken into account by the Registrar in exercising his functions and in any legal proceedings. An amendment is also made to the Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations 2012 so as to enable the Registrar to obtain information from agents regarding standards of practice etc in order to assist him in exercising his functions under the Ordinance.