Copyright: Was the Vatican Cheated?

Sarah Rose Speno, a New York copyright lawyer, has uncovered a fraud involving Vatican artworks, reports DailyWire.com.

- Scripta Maneant, an Italian company, sells the rights to reproduce Vatican artworks "in collaboration" with the Vatican Museums.

- There is considerable revenue to be made from reproduction rights for works of art.

- Speno ran into the matter in March when it asked for permission to use images of Vatican art allegedly licensed from Scripta Maneant for a client's exhibition.

- But Monsignor Paolo Nicolini, the deputy director of the Vatican Museums, said he had never given Scripta Maneant permission to broker the rights to the artworks.

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