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Internet service providers (ISPs) should not have to police the internet, or scour the web for people using their high speed broadband connections to share music illegally.
The BPI, a trade body for the UK music industry, had requested that ISPs disconnect customers found repeatedly to be sharing music on the web.
However, Charles Dunstone, CEO of the Carphone Warehouse said that such a scheme could not work.
He said: "Our position is very clear. We are the conduit that gives users access to the internet. We do not control the internet, nor do we control what our users do on the internet.
"I cannot foresee any circumstances in which we would voluntarily disconnect a customer's account on the basis of a third party alleging a wrongdoing.
"We believe that a fundamental part of our role as an ISP is to protect the rights of our users to use the internet as they choose."
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