This photograph is subject to the provisions of Italys Law for the Protection of Copyright and Neighboring Rights because it was either created in Italy or may be considered an Italian work within the meaning of Italian law (Art. 189). Italian law makes an important distinction between "works of photographic art" and "simple photographs" (Art. 2, ? 7). Works of photographic art are protected for 70 years after the authors death (Art. 32 bis), whereas simple photographs are only protected for a period of 20 years from creation (Art. 92). Simple photographs are defined by the law as "images of persons, or of aspects, elements or events of natural or social life, obtained by photographic or analogous processes, including reproductions of works of figurative art and stills of cinematographic film" (Art. 87).