EU lawmakers vote to reject controversial copyright law in current form

European Parliament lawmakers have voted to reject a controversial copyright law in its current form, deciding to return to the issue in September, the BBC reported. The law would have put a greater responsibility on individual websites to check for copyright infringements. The web’s inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others had expressed concerns about the proposed rules, which they said threatened internet freedom. Julia Reda, a Pirate Party MEP, tweeted that “protests have worked,” adding that the European Parliament has sent the copyright law “back to the drawing board.”