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Government agencies and cultural heritage in Italy[edit]

Data about cultural heritage is stored by in each administrative region of the country.

Legislated protection of cultural heritage in Italy[edit]

Policy decisions on access to public information[edit]

Regulation hindering the distribution of pictures in Italy[edit]

Pictures from public places don't enjoy any exception in Italian copyright law; rather, they are subject to additional law restrictions, a sort of reverse FOP. Object still under copyright (as recent buildings, subjects to architect's copyright) only allow "quotation right" minimal "fair use" (according to general copyright act, §70 and §70 1-bis). Additionally, photos of any cultural heritage asset are subject to pre-emptive authorisation, a fee and other restriction due to the cultural heritage and landscape law. More information is available here.

Museum or archives that are willing to add their material[edit]

Network of contacts: Italy[edit]

Wikimedia activity in Italy[edit]

Wikimedia Italia became a chapter in 2005. Italy took part in Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Wikimedia Phabricator task[edit]

A task has been created on Wikimedia Phabricator here for importing the data into Wikidata.