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The lack of a full and proper debate on the government's digital economy bill has been criticised by yet another internet service provider.

Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing at Entanet, said the bill and specifically amendment 120A – which is set to impose a duty on ISPs to block sites responsible for substantial copyright infringement – should have been subject to a consultation process involving all relevant stakeholders.

Writing in the company blog, he noted that the House of Lords has simply "ignited a further debate" by attempting to replace Clause 17, which would have given ministers sweeping powers to alter copyright laws.

Mr Farnden said amendment 120A "is far from a suitable solution" as it provides a potential bias in favour of the rights holders.

"Many of the take-down notices are unlikely to even make it to court - it also has a major impact on freedom of speech and creativity on the internet and is potentially the first step along the rocky road towards censorship.

He said this is a road "few [citizens] would like to travel down, at least not without significant debate".

A number of other broadband providers, including TalkTalk, Orange and BT have already raised their objections to the government's plans to tackle illegal file sharing practises.

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