Right on unpublished works

​The Author  shall have the exclusive right to decide whether and when to publish his works. He may decide to keep them unpublished or object to first publication, upon termination of the publishing contracts. The right on unpublished works shall be exhausted with the publication of the work. If the author expressly prohibited the publication of one of his/her works, not even the heirs, after the author’s death, may exercise such right (art. 24 of Italian Copyright Law), which may only be expropriated for the benefit of the State (art. 112 of Italian Copyright Law).