<div dir="ltr"><div style><br></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">To the following question &quot;Can we have equality between (sometimes stateless) stakeholders where </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">&quot;national security&quot; is concerned?  Or where rules and procedures for </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">content removal are concerned?  Or where copyright takedown procedures </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">are concerned?  Or when a domain name is unilaterally seized by a</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">government?  Or when responding to those governments protecting privacy</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">violation by domestic companies of foreign nationals?  Or taxation of</span><br style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">online services?&quot;.</span><br></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br></span></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">There is a big distinction between &quot;being equal&quot; and  &quot;being equal in rights&quot;.</span></div>
<div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br></span></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">All stakeholders have the right to participate, provide inputs, influence agendas, have the same opportunities to speak up, etc. The way the process is organized and  the agenda is set,  should reflect this.</span></div>
<div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br></span></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">This is what &quot;being equal in rights&quot; implies. But this does not exclude that some stakeholders have more power than others, have more political weight, etc.  </span></div>
<div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br></span></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">My two cents....</span></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br>
</span></div><div style><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">Marie-laure Lemineur</span></div></div>