The controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA) has come under renewed attack, this time from inside the House of Commons.
Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert has tabled an Early Day Motion titled 'Disconnection Of Users From The Internet', which calls for the legislation to be repealed.
The member for Cambridge is seeking a full debate of the anti-filesharing legislation in parliament, and is seeking support for the motion from other MPs.
One of the major criticisms of the DEA is that the legislation was subjected to insufficient scrutiny before entering the statute books in April 2010.
The law was passed during the parliamentary wash-up period in the final days of Gordon Brown's tenure as Prime Minister.
Under the terms of the legislation, internet service providers will be required to deactivate the accounts of web users who are suspected of copyright breaches.
Mr Huppert referred to the comments of Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur to the UN's Human Rights Council (UNHRC), as he called for the DEA to be repealed.
In a recent report, Mr La Rue said that cutting off users from the internet, regardless of the justification provided, represents a violation of human rights laws.
He called on UN member states to ensure that internet access is maintained at all times, and for governments to amend existing intellectual copyright laws which permit users to be disconnected.
In his Early Day Motion, tabled on June 14th 2011, Mr Hubbert proposed that MPs welcome the report of the UNHRC, and recognise the flaws of the disconnection requirement introduced by the DEA.
He claimed that web censorship should never be delegated to private entities such as internet service providers.
"Corporations should only act to block and censor with the authority of a judicial process," the MP argued.
He called on appropriate Parliamentary Select Committees and the government to re-examine new website blocking proposals from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as part of the Home Office's Prevent strategy, and sections 3 to 18 of the DEA.