internet lab | Podcast Season: 2 - Episode: 8 / Release date: 11-5-2023

1:1 with Tito Rendas
Católica Global School of Law

Key Quotes

"If I were to identify one main issue with the consultation, it's that it's not exactly what it purports to be: a public consultation."
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"For a consultation to be truly public, the questions need to be formulated to allow all interested stakeholders to provide their input."
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"If we focus on the ‘fair share’, section four of the questionnaire, I honestly doubt that most of the people are able to answer most or any of the questions in any meaningful or useful way."
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"None of these consultation questions are addressed to people in the public. Instead, they seem to be very much addressed at only one class of stakeholders: the telcos."
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"The whole questionnaire reads very much like an exercise in begging the question: it presupposes that a ‘fair share’ mechanism should be introduced, and that the only relevant questions that need to be addressed are how much should the compensation be and how it should be paid."
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"The question we should be asking is not so much how, but whether we should have such a thing as a ‘fair share’ mechanism at all. That's what the questionnaire should focus on."
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About Our Guest

Dr. Tito Rendas | Executive Dean and Assistant Professor - Católica Global School of Law
Dr. Tito Rendas is Executive Dean and Assistant Professor at Católica Global School of Law, where he also co-coordinates the Masters in Law on. Law in a Digital Economy. He has been a speaker at conferences and seminars at several institutions worldwide, including the European Parliament, Yale Law School, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Cape Town, and he holds visiting teaching appointments at Freie Universität Berlin and Stockholm University. Dr. Rendas has also been an agent for the Portuguese Republic before the Court of Justice of the European Union in several preliminary reference procedures on different topics at the intersection of law and technology.