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
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
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  • Sabakujo :v
    Sabakujo :v  11 minutes back

    even if yotube faults because of Susan other platforms will rise due to it's fall

    • Thaddeus Fatsi
      Thaddeus Fatsi  12 minutes back

      this isnt fair
      I, Thaddi_daddy, make content WITH MY FRIENDS

      • joeshmoe YT
        joeshmoe YT  21 minutes back

        YouTube: COPPA

        YouTube Kids: AM I A JOKE TO YOU!

        • Cem Günes
          Cem Günes  22 minutes back

          18:56 ... That sentence sounds horrifying. Imagine that would be actually true (and legal).

          • max1 plays
            max1 plays  22 minutes back

            FU COPPA

            • Ray McCloskey
              Ray McCloskey  58 minutes back

              its not like people have anything to hide

              • Jhon The wolf
                Jhon The wolf  1 hours back

                Yes you always do

                • VAL JURŠIČ
                  VAL JURŠIČ  1 hours back

                  You mean nothing standing between thanos and his completed gauntlet.

                  • Dymion
                    Dymion  1 hours back

                    lets all just move to a different platform

                    • Lake HD
                      Lake HD  2 hours back

                      But I don’t want you to change your content 😢

                      • eclipse gacha life
                        eclipse gacha life  2 hours back

                        I under stand what you mean my video is for all but they might think its for kids because im an admation will i only have 13 but thats ok i know it will grow so i understand

                        • The Void
                          The Void  2 hours back

                          Flamingo is in this, he recommended it to us

                          • MrBrainDead Wolf
                            MrBrainDead Wolf  2 hours back

                            :doctor who in 1963
                            :the frist doctor you say its all over thats what you said

                            • Pride ely Gacha
                              Pride ely Gacha  3 hours back

                              Me crying so much

                              • InPoint
                                InPoint  3 hours back

                                I'm 11 but....

                                *My account is set to 1 9 9 8*

                                • Facundno Bueno
                                  Facundno Bueno  3 hours back

                                  So is this like, a boomer tier flex? Like yea, we'll ruin people's life on the internet's most used platform? Bureaucrats are really a cancer.

                                  • Toon Link
                                    Toon Link  3 hours back

                                    2019:youtube will survive forever!
                                    2020:lets switch to newgrounds...
                                    2021:(youtube dies)

                                    • Minor Castillo
                                      Minor Castillo  3 hours back

                                      Roblox help

                                      • mkauf84
                                        mkauf84  3 hours back

                                        Let's just say the media companies are having their hands behind their heads as they say "uhhh uhh oh yeah"

                                        • Facundno Bueno
                                          Facundno Bueno  4 hours back

                                          YouTube should have just asked youtubers to ask their audience to raid any and all FTC officers and if someone is or looks like a boomer burn them alive, that would solve the whole problem.

                                          • Kings
                                            Kings  4 hours back

                                            My dream has always been to be a YouTuber and now I don't even wanna be one anymore

                                          • lilac puppy Cat
                                            lilac puppy Cat  4 hours back

                                            Flamingo and funneh are my fave when I heard about this I started crying :(

                                          • Shneaky Shnek
                                            Shneaky Shnek  4 hours back

                                            Omg pllllllllsssssssss do a series of unfortunate events theory before u die 🙏

                                            • Olivia Tilleman
                                              Olivia Tilleman  4 hours back

                                              Me: *hears the words "activities that appeal to children*
                                              Also me: I guess Pewdiepie is a kid's channel now

                                              • João Leote
                                                João Leote  4 hours back

                                                This is stupid. Parents angry with internet because it is innapropriate for children some times. THE CHILDREN ARE THEIR RESPONSIBILITY!! Internet isn't a kindergarten. They must understand that

                                                • Sara Neville
                                                  Sara Neville  4 hours back

                                                  Bruh we just need to say f YouTube and all go to tiktok

                                                  • Griffin2008
                                                    Griffin2008  4 hours back

                                                    Demonization-No swearing,no violent video games,no body exposer

                                                    COPPA-No cartoons,no kid friendly games,no bright happy colors

                                                    “So I cant make child friendly content?”
                                                    “But I also can’t make Inappropriate content?”

                                                    • Ashton Armstrong
                                                      Ashton Armstrong  4 hours back

                                                      make youtube kids(already there) a youtube teen then a youtube adults and for they they need to show an email mabe a school email and if younger than 18 they need parents permission to watch by parents email and so the parents know send the parents an email

                                                      • Nitro Light
                                                        Nitro Light  4 hours back

                                                        [COPPA goes through but Jake Paul suffers immensely for it]
                                                        _"A small price to pay for salvation"_

                                                        • Abeyant Hero
                                                          Abeyant Hero  5 hours back

                                                          Navigating the FTC gov't page isn't easy, nor are we able to add comments on the COPPA document. I hope that for the sake of future videos especially like mine of animation content will not get misconstrued as "made for kids" which it is not . . *ahem animation does not mean auto-made for kids content.

                                                          We all know & enjoy Rick & Morty, reference South Park, etc.; all of which are definitely not made for kids. I do understand the gray area w/ this channel's favored: Odd 1s Out and SomethingElseYT- please let's pay attention that they deserve distinction to not be hindered from their branding (similarly my content )

                                                          • Katie Griffin
                                                            Katie Griffin  6 hours back

                                                            Lets start are own place to upload

                                                            • Mohammed Yamaan
                                                              Mohammed Yamaan  6 hours back

                                                              What about pubg like games involving guns

                                                              • Amy Draws
                                                                Amy Draws  6 hours back

                                                                SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST COPPA

                                                                we are almost there gamers

                                                                • Alec Bliss
                                                                  Alec Bliss  6 hours back

                                                                  the constitution was meant to stand between us and them...

                                                                  but apparently, it’s obsolete

                                                                  • Dead Peace
                                                                    Dead Peace  6 hours back


                                                                    There goes all my fav youtubers

                                                                    Well i hope you survive this internet apocalypse

                                                                    • MikeBurr
                                                                      MikeBurr  6 hours back

                                                                      Who survives with 10% salary?

                                                                      Good advise: if you’re going to start YouTube to get paid and live DONT DO IT youtube is too broken

                                                                      • Mohammed Yamaan
                                                                        Mohammed Yamaan  6 hours back


                                                                        • Bacon Doesthings
                                                                          Bacon Doesthings  6 hours back

                                                                          I say we start a petition so that they can’t go through with it gather as many kids/teens as possible and fight back as a fellow you tuber I say to arms!

                                                                          • gnome gnome
                                                                            gnome gnome  6 hours back

                                                                            YouTube is taking it too far. They have YouTube kids and they will make YouTube for kids again.? Like wth coppa just die

                                                                            • Bacon Doesthings
                                                                              Bacon Doesthings  6 hours back

                                                                              When it started😃 when it ended 😭

                                                                              • Bacon Doesthings
                                                                                Bacon Doesthings  6 hours back

                                                                                YouTube TF

                                                                                • Two Eye
                                                                                  Two Eye  6 hours back

                                                                                  One of the best explanations of this thing

                                                                                  • I am a cinder block
                                                                                    I am a cinder block  6 hours back

                                                                                    Wait how do you mark your videos? Is there a button for it on YouTube, or is there a website to go to? Like literally how?

                                                                                    • Blu Furry
                                                                                      Blu Furry  7 hours back

                                                                                      Me in 2017:i love teletubbies!

                                                                                      Me changed in 2017:wow flamingo, itsfunneh, and my other favourite YouTubers
                                                                                      are cool!

                                                                                      Me in 2018:wow my favourite YouTubers grew alot of subs

                                                                                      Me in 2019:hmmm flamingo or itsfunneh should be my most favourite? nah i'll choose both

                                                                                      Me now in 2019:wow Youtube is a 5 year old creator

                                                                                      Me in 2020 soon:i should delete YouTube and play roblox

                                                                                      Why. I'm a 9 year old kid that watches cuphead and my favourite games and YouTube like albert

                                                                                      • D4NI _ 5518
                                                                                        D4NI _ 5518  7 hours back

                                                                                        You can't make kids content, you can't make mature content and you can't make anything in between because if you play Minecraft you make kids content even if you swear in those "kids videos"

                                                                                        • gravy graves
                                                                                          gravy graves  7 hours back

                                                                                          Kids and feds get out.

                                                                                          • It’s DingusMcDingus
                                                                                            It’s DingusMcDingus  7 hours back

                                                                                            Wasn’t YouTube for the viewers not the Government

                                                                                            • Cryptic
                                                                                              Cryptic  7 hours back

                                                                                              Give me monetization or give me death