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Offshore: new ground

Guernsey recently passed the world’s first-ever legislation to protect image rights and, following in Jersey and the Isle of Man’s footsteps, the island has introduced a foundations law. LB assesses the reaction from the local legal market

Thanks to new law that came into effect in Guernsey in December, a person or company can now register their image rights. This is the first legislation of its type in the world, allowing individuals to protect voices, expressions, pictures, videos and recordings. A modern, online-specific registry has also been designed for that purpose.