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Rina Elster Pantalony

Rina Elster Pantalony
Adjunct Faculty, MIAP


Office: 721 Broadway


H72.1804 Copyright, Legal Issues, and Policy


Rina Elster Pantalony, an intellectual property lawyer with the Canadian Justice Department, has worked on copyright and digital matters for the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Heritage Information Network and the Virtual Museum of Canada since 1994.  In 2000, while on sabbatical, she acted as intellectual property counsel to a joint Internet venture between the Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art.   Ms. Pantalony returned to the Canadian Department of Justice in 2002 as legal counsel to the Virtual Museum of Canada and is now principal legal counsel to the Library and Archives of Canada, carrying out her responsibilities from New York.  She is faculty at the Tisch School for the Arts, New York University where she teaches copyright law and policy in the Moving Image and Archive Preservation Program, a graduate program in the Department of Cinema Studies.  She has published and spoken extensively on intellectual property issues affecting cultural heritage.