That's absurd. Italy has some ridiculous laws and rulings. That sets a precedent for sure if it sticks. More people would die from lack of knowledge being put out there.
To stress how stupid some laws are, you have to have a permit to work on Sundays In Italy. I saw that on a BBC episode of Top Gear where the guys got pulled over for filming a special super-car episode of their show in Italy and it happened to be over a weekend. They were told they had to stop immediately. That's why they're broke I guess.