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Entanet has criticised the government's plan to make UK broadband providers contribute towards enforcement of the Digital Economy Act 2010.

The internet service provider (ISP) believes firms are to be financially penalised for simply providing a web-based service.

Writing in the company blog, Entanet's Head of Marketing Darren Farnden, explained that ISPs are conduits of information, not the owners of the internet or a regulatory force.

"In our opinion, rights holders should concentrate on how they need to adjust their business models to more effectively use the internet for commercial gain, at the same time considering the steps they need to take to protect their assets," he stated.

"I am so keen to understand what benefits the ISPs are getting in return for shelling out for 25 per cent of the costs."

Mr Farnden said it is already getting tougher to succeed in the economy, and the last thing ISPs need is to be penalised for providing access to the internet.

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