Federal Communications Commission Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rule

Marco Green
December 17, 2017

Daily Caller/FCCAs part of his campaign to roll back the net neutrality rules imposed in 2015, Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai released a short parody video listing some things you'll still be able to do online after the vote. Baauer swiftly responded and said he plans to take action.

On Thursday, the FCC voted in favor of repealing net neutrality regulations 3-2 despite pushback from most of the country. You didn't expect to see the words "Harlem Shake" in a headline in 2017.

Baauer gave a statement to Billboard Dance about the use of his song without his permission, saying that it "obviously comes as a surprise to me as it was just brought to my attention".

He continued, "I want to be clear that it was used completely without my consent or council. We have issued a takedown".

And one of the women featured in the video, Daily Caller video producer Martina Markota, was revealed to be a major proponent of the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory.

"This is not in any way standard practice for the platform, which thrives because its creators liberally flex fair-use content", Mr. Patel wrote.

Upon watching the video, Diplo quickly tweeted Baauer writing, "yo @baauer did the FCC license your song for this? this is your moment to become a hero. call the lawyers".

Maybe we'll have a reason to be grateful for the "Harlem Shake" after all.

The FCC did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

Yesterday, all of your collective social media timelines were going ballistic over word of the FCC voting to repeal net neutrality.

Members of Congress and attorneys general in several states have since vowed to prevent letting the vote's outcome take effect.

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