The duration of copyright in Italy is 70 years from the death of the author. Different durations are also provided for, depending on the type of creative work.
Of particular interest is the applicability of copyright on software protection.
Copyright is further applied to sites published on the Internet, as a website may consist of a particular innovative structure containing text, images, sounds, and other things that are naturally protected by copyright.
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris, July 24th, 1971).
Universal Copyright Convention (Paris, July 24th, 1971).
GATT- TRIPS Agreement (Agreements on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) of April 15th, 1994.
SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Publishers) for unpublished works: https://www.siae.it/it/diritto-dautore
Office of Literary Property for published works: https://acs.cultura.gov.it
Special Public Register for Computer Programs: https://www.siae.it/it/autori-ed-editori/altri-servizi/pubblico-registro-software/