Yesterday’s news cycle was dominated by the early morning decision of the FCC to repeal the rules of Net Neutrality. However, one advert by the Daily Caller featuring FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has caught the eyes of the dance music world for illicitly using the song “Harlem Shake” by Baauer (as well as being cringe as fuck).

Baauer has already said he’s going to take action against the FCC in whatever what he can; now, the track’s label, Mad Decent, has released an official statement, as well.

“Official statement re the use of “Harlem Shake” in Daily Caller’s video of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: neither Mad Decent nor Baauer approved this use nor do we approve of the message contained therein. We have issued a takedown will pursue further legal action if it is not removed.”

Now, none of this will actually influence FCC policy, but if this exposes even the tiniest chink in the FCC’s armor, we’ll consider it a job well done.


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