It's all a matter of a judicial decision...lawyers, which are just paid liars. Some ignoramus judge decided that the best way to preserve Titanic for future generations is to leave it in situ and prohibit taking of historic items from the hull. The only things that can be collected are the detritus that fell out (plates, coal, etc.) as the ship broke up. For some reason this vacuous but powerful woman has no knowledge of the fact that water is the ultimate solvent and sea water makes it far more effective at destroying shipwrecks. But, of course, arguments dominate in court and science has no standing. Nor does reality. So, dream on, folks, but until the court changes its ruling everything in the hull pieces is doomed to a slow death of corrosion in the name of preserving it for posterity.
-- David G. Brown
Which country? I am not an attorney either, but it occurs to me that Titanic is in international waters and unless there is a treaty that binds all the signators to the ruling of this single judge, her decision only applies to exhibitions which use her country as their home port or possibly the citizens of said country.