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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Comments • 89 437

  • Gacha Reyna UvU
    Gacha Reyna UvU  9 minutes back


    • Victor Cates
      Victor Cates  49 minutes back

      Would the targeted ads be replaced by untargeted ads (which would have some revenue)? Is the kids app less lucrative? I had some idea that people preferred to be outside and that being pushed over to the kids app would be a financial catastrophe. There's a problem with youtubers wanting sweet targetted ads money and lamenting that targetted ads require youtube knowing ages. Same problem with lamenting the pressure from advertisers while needing their dollars. No advertising, then no need for collecting data.

      • Michael Myers
        Michael Myers  9 hours back

        Fire whoever was at the FTC and made this law.

        • Ian Fortuna
          Ian Fortuna  9 hours back

          First we had to worry about YouTubes copyright sharks taking enjoyable videos down now we have to worry about these COPPA pirates taking more enjoyable videos down we have got to stand our ground

          • Kate Miller
            Kate Miller  20 hours back

            I was sent her by ALBERT aaka flimanf

            • James Miolli
              James Miolli  22 hours back

              The problem comes from the fact that no one can prove that the person using the website/app is actually of a certain age. As of now most websites ask "are you X age?". Anyone can lie. But as soon as the website/app digs any deeper to MAKE SURE, then its an invasion of privacy issue. Unfortunately the people who have the power to work the problem to work best for everyone would rather take the easy way out. They have too much power and not enough checks and balances. This situation is going to literally destroy our culture.

              • Alex Adamson
                Alex Adamson  1 days back

                When mat pat wears a bright side shirt. *sigh*

                • Calvin Zhang
                  Calvin Zhang  1 days back

                  Why Coppa!?!?!?!?!?

                  • Calvin Zhang
                    Calvin Zhang  1 days back

                    RIP Artzu Krizz UwU

                    • Calvin Zhang
                      Calvin Zhang  1 days back

                      RIP my favorite youtubers

                      • Donut Gaming
                        Donut Gaming  1 days back

                        Thats not fair at all, Gen Z has changed A LOT. Different things appeal to us and I’m sorry that I’m barely hearing this. I personally feel responsible for having my younger sister get into the content I like. She and I share common YouTube communities including this one and I don’t feel as if it’s fair for channels to be classified as a “kids community” because of some of their content. Honesty the whole COPPA idea defeats the entire purpose of what I like to call *ORIGINAL CONTENT* .I mean without original content the entire app just becomes TikTok with longer videos. Gee if only there was a way to separate kid content from PG-13 and up.

                        • Atari Theon
                          Atari Theon  1 days back

                          There may be a revolution if this goes waaaay to far

                          • Katti Senior
                            Katti Senior  2 days back

                            Well theodd1sout is good

                            • Bubblethorn
                              Bubblethorn  2 days back

                              “We’re content creators, not babysitters.”

                              • Ash
                                Ash  2 days back

                                Over the years, youtube stopped caring about communities and started focusing on money

                                • Broke Gaming
                                  Broke Gaming  2 days back

                                  I hope you wont.

                                  • GoodGuyGhost
                                    GoodGuyGhost  2 days back

                                    Oh my god... If one really posted 600 videos and then got fined that $42,000 for each, they would have too pay $25,200,000! This is insane!

                                    • T Saurus
                                      T Saurus  2 days back

                                      Why does it matter if people see what like oh wow 10 year old Bobby searched DanTDM why does it matter

                                      • Infinity Plays
                                        Infinity Plays  2 days back

                                        Not odd1sout and Mattpatt

                                        • MrScrubbs
                                          MrScrubbs  2 days back

                                          The Wars of Pewdiepie 2: The plague of the FTC

                                          • Orion M42
                                            Orion M42  2 days back

                                            All in all there's a way

                                            • Pablo Olmos Zapata
                                              Pablo Olmos Zapata  2 days back

                                              Longest comertial ever

                                              • M4 ICEFIRE
                                                M4 ICEFIRE  2 days back

                                                Why can’t I minimize some videos it gets on my f🤬cking nerves. Oops my comment is going to get deleted for cussing haha

                                                • LR_gaming
                                                  LR_gaming  2 days back

                                                  doesn't seem like anything's really happening cause its in effect

                                                  • SirrJuly
                                                    SirrJuly  2 days back

                                                    Nobody is gonna mention he looks like he was crying?

                                                    • SirrJuly
                                                      SirrJuly  2 days back

                                                      Why does he look high or as if he was crying?

                                                      • fun buds
                                                        fun buds  2 days back

                                                        I still remember when my niece whatched that weird Spiderman elsa youtube chanell

                                                        • Killin It With Keto
                                                          Killin It With Keto  2 days back

                                                          WHY IS IT OK FOR KIDS TV CHANNELS TO PLAY COMMERCIALS OF TOYS WITHOUT PARENTS PERMISSION, BUT WE CAN'T DO IT??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                          • Kaylee Weaver
                                                            Kaylee Weaver  3 days back


                                                            • Golden Statue gaming359

                                                              We need to end coppa once and for all just delete our channels you don’t have to

                                                              • Judah Smith
                                                                Judah Smith  3 days back

                                                                It even disabled comments for a unnerving Minecraft cave sounds video I MEAN ITS NOT MADE FOR FREAKING KIDS

                                                                • NAR and RAR Robinson
                                                                  NAR and RAR Robinson  3 days back

                                                                  This sucks for youtube. Youtube could die.

                                                                  • Isabella Cervantes
                                                                    Isabella Cervantes  3 days back

                                                                    Waaah I don’t wanna not be alive enough

                                                                    • Mia Gutierrez
                                                                      Mia Gutierrez  3 days back

                                                                      Im a fan and sort of a creator but this puts mr nervous because Im 12 years old but I swear in my videos... yikes!! I litterly had to specify that my channel content is *NOT* for children

                                                                      • Mia Gutierrez
                                                                        Mia Gutierrez  15 hours back

                                                                        Ok fine I understand. But anyway I'll be doing family friendly content until im 13

                                                                      • a million dreams . ๑*。
                                                                        a million dreams . ๑*。  19 hours back

                                                                        By being under 13 years old, you are supporting coppa.

                                                                      • Ryan Spierin
                                                                        Ryan Spierin  2 days back

                                                                        @Mia Gutierrez still violating coppa

                                                                      • Mia Gutierrez
                                                                        Mia Gutierrez  2 days back

                                                                        @Ryan Spierin hey you don't know nothing I'm almost 13

                                                                      • Ryan Spierin
                                                                        Ryan Spierin  2 days back

                                                                        You are a child (under 13) by saying your under 13 your supporting coppa by showing there are children on the site there's no problem being on YouTube under 13 in my opinion but by publicly announcing that your under 13 is hurting channel's

                                                                    • Lightning deshawn
                                                                      Lightning deshawn  3 days back

                                                                      Coapp bad

                                                                      • Dulara Shadow
                                                                        Dulara Shadow  3 days back

                                                                        We should go to daily motion

                                                                        • cowfourlif3YT
                                                                          cowfourlif3YT  3 days back


                                                                          • mr. j.cho
                                                                            mr. j.cho  3 days back

                                                                            Wht there is already youtube kids why you need coppa youtube

                                                                            • afra Z
                                                                              afra Z  3 days back

                                                                              then how are most kid youtube channels still have ads on them? like stacy tv and ryan tv? theyre still monetizing their videos and getting money.. someone plz reply

                                                                              • aquablast227
                                                                                aquablast227  4 days back

                                                                                Does anyone think charging 42k per video is too brutal of a punishment

                                                                                • StarWarsMarvel
                                                                                  StarWarsMarvel  4 days back

                                                                                  R.I.P YouTube

                                                                                  • tylor dobey
                                                                                    tylor dobey  4 days back

                                                                                    Coming back to comment because it to me this long to run into a thing that bothered me about COPPA guidelines, and the mini players was disabled for "kids" content. And I'm slowly running into more and more videos I want to watch on my phone and the sudden stop of my video is getting really annoying. I want to watch my videos and be able to search for the next one too. Thanks Google...

                                                                                    • ThePichubrothers2
                                                                                      ThePichubrothers2  4 days back

                                                                                      I have to wonder something. If YouTube and other social media sites don't allow anyone under 13 to have a channel, then how do they know that the ones under that age limit are watching? Comments? Because, believe it or not, I don't see cookies or ad data as being the true reason. And if I'm to be completely honest, I think that unless they have something going that shows the ages of the viewers who don't have accounts, they should not have made that call without doing some digging as to just how these sites are able to know who is under age when they can't know about the anonymous users. Just saying.

                                                                                      • B.L
                                                                                        B.L  4 days back

                                                                                        I see it happening now

                                                                                        • Catch A Case
                                                                                          Catch A Case  4 days back

                                                                                          I got a better idea why don't we push for a loss of the appearance aren't responsible enough to keep an eye on their children they do a minimum of 35 years in prison ( This Whole trying keep them entertained long enough until they turn 18 and move out is just sickening And repulsive

                                                                                          • Animating Freak
                                                                                            Animating Freak  4 days back

                                                                                            Uhhh it's 2020 and none of this is happening

                                                                                            • AnOddMan
                                                                                              AnOddMan  4 days back

                                                                                              COPPA: **EXISTS**
                                                                                              Jake Gyllenhal: Now this is an 'avengers level' threat

                                                                                              • Terra_the _Nightingale

                                                                                                Can someone explain to me like actually explain why these kid videos don’t just go straight to YouTube Kids and don’t appear on “YouTube” and forces parents to have their kids use YouTube. How about they let creators choose which side it goes on? That way those paradise on Frozen or whatever go to YouTube since it’s directed towards older audiences? This is an actual question I have if someone could please explain