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YouTube took down Ajit Pai’s flippant video for seven hours

The DJ behind Harlem Shake filed a copyright claim against Pai’s use of his song.
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You’ve probably seen FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai’s video celebrating his victory over net neutrality.

You’ve probably seen FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai’s video celebrating his victory over net neutrality.

You’ve probably seen FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai’s video celebrating his victory over net neutrality. After undoing net neutrality rules, Pai had posted a rather audacious video dismissing the concerns people have had over his rules. In the video, Pai dresses up as Santa Claus, dances, swings lightsabers and more, all while telling people how his new rules will not kill the Internet. The video was uploaded to YouTube by The Daily Caller.

Well, it seems Pai’s antics didn’t go down well with everyone. Baauer, the DJ behind the track Pai used in his video, filed a copyright claim against this, which led YouTube to remove the video for a full seven hours. In fact, Baauer even called Pai a “loser” on Twitter and said he’s taking action to “stop this loser”. He told The Verge, that his team is “currently exploring every single avenue available to get it taken down”.

Of course, Baauer’s move didn’t stick. The Verge actually has a detailed explanation for why that is.

On its part, The Daily Caller accused Google or “quietly and arbitrarily using its massive power to censor the Internet”. “It took seven crucial hours and the full force of our news site to push Google and YouTube to reverse this political censorship,” wrote Neil Patel, publisher of The Daily Caller.