Game Theory: Will Your Favorite Channel Survive 2020? (COPPA)

  • Published: 23 November 2019
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    Here we go again, another big, scary change coming to the platform that has Creators shaking in their boots. I'm talking about COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act. Now COPPA has been around for a while but not too long ago the FTC and YouTube got into things over whether or not YouTube was in violation of it. The results have a lot of channels - family, gaming, art, and many more - scared for their jobs, their livelihoods, and their homes on this platform. Today, I want to talk about the reality of COPPA going into 2020 and what we REALLY have to worry about and what we don't.

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    Writers: Matthew Patrick and Stephanie Patrick
    Editors: Tyler Mascola, Koen Verhagen, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
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Comments • 85 035

  • Joseph Polley
    Joseph Polley  13 minutes back

    COPPA = a YouTube boomer

    • sonic the hedgehog
      sonic the hedgehog  13 minutes back


      • Grant Odegard
        Grant Odegard  36 minutes back

        This is what you get when you let liberals and snowflakes determine your life's course.

        • Cons Piracy
          Cons Piracy  47 minutes back

          170M is spare change for (Google) YouTube. They bend over to fast and to easy.

          • Choncho Sauno
            Choncho Sauno  1 hours back

            Sue them

      1 hours back

              *Patrick star voice* ALRIGHT EVERYBODY! I HAVE AN IDEA! LET'S. LEAVE!

              • Olive Is awesome
                Olive Is awesome  1 hours back

                But what if comments are disabled we can’t let them know

                • Morty Smith
                  Morty Smith  1 hours back

                  The only 2 ways to get famous on youtube is to either go back in time and start a channel on the first day YouTube started and keep posting from then onwards, or just hope at some point the algorithm decides your video is random enough to show it to the masses.

                  • Morty Smith
                    Morty Smith  1 hours back

                    The only 2 ways to get famous on youtube is to either go back in time and start a channel on the first day YouTube started and keep posting from then onwards, or just hope at some point the algorithm decides your video is random enough to show it to the masses.

                    • Boyd Ledwell
                      Boyd Ledwell  1 hours back

                      I’m going to cry

                      • lolalrtdr13
                        lolalrtdr13  2 hours back

                        IN 2020 IM LEAVING

                        • lolalrtdr13
                          lolalrtdr13  2 hours back


                          • lolalrtdr13
                            lolalrtdr13  2 hours back

                            MY CHANNEL BECAME SMALLER AND SMALLER

                            • lolalrtdr13
                              lolalrtdr13  2 hours back


                              • lolalrtdr13
                                lolalrtdr13  2 hours back

                                IM A CHILD

                                • Gacha Frankie
                                  Gacha Frankie  2 hours back

                                  My credit card isn’t on my account soo

                                  • jem Fox
                                    jem Fox  2 hours back

                                    You don't know there's something called kids YouTube right

                                    • Alexis Brassington
                                      Alexis Brassington  2 hours back

                                      Instead of all this bull, why not mark the user as a kid and apply COPPA to them only. If they are over 13 then they should have to have the same restrictions.

                                      • hxney .ėxë
                                        hxney .ėxë  2 hours back

                                        I mean, I get it, they don’t want kids to know “mature stuff”. But, they already do know them. You guys are too late putting “COPPA”.

                                        And besides, literally every child in my school knows at least 2 cuss words. Even the kindergartens.

                                        • seand67
                                          seand67  2 hours back

                                          Thanks, I just marked all of my videos as 'not for kids'.......

                                          • Bounsuay Lee
                                            Bounsuay Lee  2 hours back

                                            1:24 ahh it’s flamingo

                                            • Marie Leclerc
                                              Marie Leclerc  2 hours back

                                              Is YouTube going to die soon?

                                              If it does I'll be so sad 😢 What's going to be next?

                                              • Shawkd
                                                Shawkd  2 hours back

                                                I finally found someone I hate more than Susan

                                                • Sanuka Kithnula
                                                  Sanuka Kithnula  3 hours back

                                                  So basically, Literally anything can be considered kids content
                                                  And those vids can’t have any ads
                                                  And ads are the only way they get money
                                                  And no money, no content

                                                  • Gabriel Skovrup
                                                    Gabriel Skovrup  3 hours back

                                                    We should just abandon ads completely, and make a micro payment system, much like patreon. Lets say 30,000 subsricers each paid 15 cent sa month to a given youtuber, that would be about 4500 dollars. So thats great for new and small creators. Now imagine bigger creators with 4 million loyale viewers each month, they would have no problem to maintain their current income, plus the micro pay is also way more reliable than ads, youtubers would know how much they would get. So youtubers wouldt be limited in any creative way, beacuse their income doesn't rely on views and watchtime, they could make one or 2 banger videoes each month, full quality content, and creative freedom.

                                                    Now this requires people to actually pay creators, but 15 cents per youtuber, cmon, thats nothing, but added up, its a lot.
                                                    Lets say you watch 100 youtubers, and like their videos. That would be 15 dollars a month, cmon, you have 15 dollars, and they will be well spent great, and be beneficial to both creatoer, and consumer.

                                                    And ofcourse you wouldn't have to pay a youtuber to watch their videoes, otherwise you wouldn't be able to discover new youtubers. But when you subsribe, you would get the additional features that comes along with youtube premium, and ofcourse, pay and support the youtuber.

                                                    • lee90900
                                                      lee90900  3 hours back

                                                      still chill still chill still chill

                                                      • GD Spirit
                                                        GD Spirit  4 hours back

                                                        I guess youtube kids isnt a thing

                                                        • The Coolest Kakyoin
                                                          The Coolest Kakyoin  5 hours back

                                                          They do realize that 42,000 dollars does not fit the crime, and is actually illegal as it violates amendment 8. To anyone reading this, if the FTC tries to fine you 42,000 dollars, take it to the supreme court. The FTC will lose the case.

                                                          • napalm5
                                                            napalm5  5 hours back

                                                            Making me angry

                                                            • Kane Cressey
                                                              Kane Cressey  5 hours back

                                                              Yeah youtube kids is fine

                                                              Spider man and Elsa having a baby-legit evrey parent

                                                              • Seksaoui Abderraouf
                                                                Seksaoui Abderraouf  5 hours back

                                                                I feel like this is all parents faults.

                                                                • Daniel Ssnchez
                                                                  Daniel Ssnchez  5 hours back

                                                                  Well now we are the 16 year old army

                                                                  • GamingWithAarnav
                                                                    GamingWithAarnav  6 hours back

                                                                    Dude baby shark is


                                                                    • Pulpin Craftero
                                                                      Pulpin Craftero  6 hours back

                                                                      Flamingo :(

                                                                      • MoonlightNightLady
                                                                        MoonlightNightLady  6 hours back

                                                                        Is this video still relevant ? Coming from the future (past 10/Dec/2019) YouTube changed its TOS and if I remember correctly one of the changes was that YouTube would no longer be considered responsible if kids are on the platform ("by allowing your child to use the Service, you are subject to the terms of this agreement and responsible for your child’s activity on the service" - YouTube TOS). So techically, aren't chanels safe from COPPA ?

                                                                        • RuppsSoccerful
                                                                          RuppsSoccerful  6 hours back

                                                                          Guys if I leave YouTube or my channel get deleted. Pls subscribe to me before I go

                                                                          • LongandWeirdName
                                                                            LongandWeirdName  6 hours back

                                                                            Purge the overage. Send them to a nice retirement home in the countryside. The future is now. Have them employ people who know how to operate a computer you don't have to program by punching holes in a card.

                                                                            • aesthetic avocadoo
                                                                              aesthetic avocadoo  6 hours back

                                                                              This is ridiculous! Creators should not suffer because parents use the internet to babysit their kids! These people should not let their children use apps like YouTube be cause they’re NOT FOR KIDS! They have age ratings for a reason. If parents, for some reason, want their children to watch YouTube videos use YouTube kids! The point of that app is it is safe for under thirteens.

                                                                              This is peoples lives. They need YouTube. Some parents that can’t be bothered to look after their kids should not take away these hardworking creators money!

                                                                              I’ve ranted for way too much and this probably isn’t the place but I’m incredibly pissed about this.

                                                                              Edit: spelling mistakes

                                                                              • Elliot The Meme God!
                                                                                Elliot The Meme God!  6 hours back

                                                                                no useing uh uh uh uh uh kid YouTube

                                                                                • Sonoobydog
                                                                                  Sonoobydog  7 hours back

                                                                                  We can be quite sure that there will be alot of youtubers that will be going towards taking their own life, if that 42k fine hits them so the ftc/coppa will be in a way taking lives of youtubers.

                                                                                  • 4qua Affinity
                                                                                    4qua Affinity  7 hours back

                                                                                    They should focus on deleting Prankinvasion’s channel

                                                                                    • Choukri
                                                                                      Choukri  7 hours back

                                                                                      This is probably the reason Twitch will evantually be the new YouTube

                                                                                      • Alejandro Padilla
                                                                                        Alejandro Padilla  7 hours back

                                                                                        Finally no more cash flow cries and gets triggered because his whole audience are toddlers whose parents cant control them lololol XD xp👌👌👌👌👏👏👏👌😈😈😈😈

                                                                                        • AveRage Gamer
                                                                                          AveRage Gamer  7 hours back

                                                                                          *So why is Youtube Kids ?*

                                                                                          • Johfunu T
                                                                                            Johfunu T  8 hours back

                                                                                            Just because parents can't do thier job anymore the rest of the world has to suffer. I've seen so many times where parents just throw a phone into a child's hands to stop them crying, wow good job guys. Then the parents wait for someone else on the net to make a mistake and boom now we have all this bollocks going on. Sad times.

                                                                                            • Timber Flash
                                                                                              Timber Flash  9 hours back

                                                                                              YouTube is my only source of entertainment but if I can't watch the contest that I like I really don't know if I will live past 2020

                                                                                              • Raggedy ManXL
                                                                                                Raggedy ManXL  11 hours back

                                                                                                The average age of a gamer is 33. So that means it is 1-66 years old...okay. That means there are 53 years from 13 to 66. How can lets play videos be for kids? I had to put my other channel on hold because of this. Just looking forward to deleting 383 videos just because I enjoy Minecraft and Terraria. 2.5 years gone because Youtube screwed up.

                                                                                                • Gacha Squad
                                                                                                  Gacha Squad  12 hours back

                                                                                                  Okay so if baby Mickey Mouse sounds like a drug addict and swears in every sentence is child friendly..?