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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Comments • 82 673

  • Anton 829
    Anton 829  6 minutes back

    petition to save family friendly content:

    • Niah McNinch
      Niah McNinch  7 minutes back


      • EvilGirl67 Gacha
        EvilGirl67 Gacha  7 minutes back

        No kids use YouTube kids because almost all YouTube kids videos look like they are made for 2-5 year olds.
        And no kids like kids stuff anymore.

        • Nigar Dipa
          Nigar Dipa  8 minutes back

          OMG IT'S FLAMINGO AT 1:28

          • Omega Gamer
            Omega Gamer  8 minutes back

            Me:watches Minecraft
            Minecraft YouTubers: We gotta close now
            Me: who wants to move over to twitch?

            • OGC.Ender /noob
              OGC.Ender /noob  11 minutes back

              YouTube was created a long time ago … alot of memories that will stay but every good things get bad…..YouTube was everyone's favorite thing i say REVOLUTION but that wont work…...i know this is not YouTube's fault….and i hate coppa's work cuz you said pat those kids should be on YT kids BUT nobody can do something of it……………………………………...R.I.P YouTube 2005-2019 you will never be forgotten

            • L Johnston
              L Johnston  11 minutes back

              Kids love all content

              Look at my icon. I’m 13

              • Coral Gacha
                Coral Gacha  11 minutes back


                • Anxiety April
                  Anxiety April  12 minutes back

                  4040: --^---^^---^---------------- *beeeeeep*

                  • TDT Productions
                    TDT Productions  18 minutes back

                    Ok so we are a Destiny (primarily) gaming channel not aimed at kids and have labled our videos as such. Are we getting Thanos snapped?

                  • ishaal
                    ishaal  19 minutes back

                    1:29 oh, hey its flamingo!

                    • Leo Goold
                      Leo Goold  20 minutes back

                      Could that turn into an apocalyptic sort of thing?

                      • This Sports
                        This Sports  25 minutes back

                        The end is near

                        • BillyBobGames02
                          BillyBobGames02  25 minutes back

                          Someone please make another video system thing like YouTube. Have everything the same except coppa. You probs won’t be copyrighted because not having coppa is different

                          • KING KOPPA
                            KING KOPPA  27 minutes back

                            The Down fall of YouTube

                            • Ninja Wolf
                              Ninja Wolf  27 minutes back

                              If youtube loses creators with 100,00 subscribers and more who have disobeyed the COPPA law, Youtube will crash. This litterally is going to bring down an empire of money makers. And look I'm no genius and I know that some big creators will still stay, but the animation aspect and gaming aspect and other aspects of YouTube pointed toward kids are screwed. If that happens guess what people will start doing, stop watching youtube because they've gotten bored. They'll go to other sited and take their views with them and Youtube will probably go bankrupt. This is just a hypothesis of what will happen in the next 7 years of the COPPA attack on youtube. I'm open to other theories to make mine more accurate.

                              • Ninja Wolf
                                Ninja Wolf  26 minutes back

                                I meant to say 100,000 or more subscribers.

                            • John95
                              John95  28 minutes back

                              i hate when youtube dose this... makes me so sad

                              • Charlie Ewing
                                Charlie Ewing  28 minutes back

                                MatPat: We tend to have an audience of high schoolers and up.
                                Me: Oh....welp....

                                YouTube: What shall we do
                                1 person : destroy gaming
                                2 person: Destroy half the fanbase
                                3 person: we actually fix the problem and not make it worse *gets thrown out the window as well as my dreams as an animator on YouTube*

                                • Street_Sign
                                  Street_Sign  32 minutes back

                                  Good luck Mat, I hope you can get through this rough time.

                                  • Gabrielle Wild
                                    Gabrielle Wild  33 minutes back

                                    FTC, I don't think you realize how many lives you ate putting in danger with $42,000 per video for being too kid friendly, some people rely on Youtube for money. I hope you realize how much this is messed up.

                                    • Kenzie The Kawii Panda
                                      Kenzie The Kawii Panda  34 minutes back

                                      DanTDM, Collins Key, Guava Juice and Flamingo?!!! I LOVE ALL OF THEMM!!! PLEASE DONT REMOVE THEM 😭😭😭😭

                                      • Taking L’s
                                        Taking L’s  37 minutes back

                                        This mans too smart for a kid audience

                                        • GOAT
                                          GOAT  42 minutes back

                                          This is how entertainment dies... With stupid laws.

                                          • Mipheer -
                                            Mipheer -  42 minutes back


                                            • Kain  Bobbitt
                                              Kain Bobbitt  49 minutes back

                                              O DID I MENTION COMMUNISM YOUTUBE

                                              • Ryce Gabriel Major
                                                Ryce Gabriel Major  50 minutes back

                                                They can't shut content creators down because if they do we will report rewind 2019

                                                • PETRI DREAMS
                                                  PETRI DREAMS  50 minutes back

                                                  so, do I need to delete my videos? what can I do to protect myself from fines? my channel is about the development of a dark scifi FPS.

                                                  • Kain  Bobbitt
                                                    Kain Bobbitt  51 minutes back

                                                    Communism much

                                                    • Manuel G.
                                                      Manuel G.  52 minutes back

                                                      They should make another YouTube platform. Without all the rules

                                                      • Mr. Squiji
                                                        Mr. Squiji  52 minutes back

                                                        YT Kids: Exists
                                                        Kids: How about no
                                                        YouTube: Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
                                                        Coppa: Yeetus feetus, your gonna have to pay $42,000 and you channel will be deletus

                                                        • Baryonx The 1
                                                          Baryonx The 1  55 minutes back

                                                          ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT

                                                          • Art Kid
                                                            Art Kid  56 minutes back

                                                            New Years is going to be rough

                                                            • amy stolz
                                                              amy stolz  59 minutes back

                                                              I got an idea maybe you can make game theory 2

                                                              • crafty unicorn
                                                                crafty unicorn  1 hours back

                                                                KIDS ARE YOUTUBERS! THERE GONNA BE SO UPSET

                                                                • sowolf92
                                                                  sowolf92  1 hours back

                                                                  Yeah I heard about this it’s a major problem

                                                                  • Alexia Valle
                                                                    Alexia Valle  1 hours back

                                                                    2019=ok 2020= :(

                                                                    • Ethanleefireturtle
                                                                      Ethanleefireturtle  1 hours back

                                                                      I mean im 16 and started at 13 soooo

                                                                      • That One Girl Who Has A YouTube

                                                                        Ahh yes, because 12 years olds cant tell what's a video and an ad.

                                                                        But seriously they're saying 7th graders can't tell what's an ad and
                                                                        what's a video

                                                                        • crafty unicorn
                                                                          crafty unicorn  1 hours back

                                                                          my cousin is a baby and watches yt HEY BEAR :\

                                                                          • Erwin Padua
                                                                            Erwin Padua  1 hours back

                                                                            Does that mean morgz is getting deleted I'm happy if he gets deleted

                                                                            • Unlisted Sans
                                                                              Unlisted Sans  1 hours back

                                                                              But we're 19 year olds now

                                                                              • Joe Marley
                                                                                Joe Marley  1 hours back

                                                                                Dude no one cares. Stop fear mongering. You sound like an insane rambling politician

                                                                                • Its me DGFLO
                                                                                  Its me DGFLO  1 hours back

                                                                                  i got a idia for like youtube have to stop targeting kids online privicy means the account that are under 18 or add new option video is for both kids and adults
                                                                                  Like If you agreed
                                                                                  AND PLZZ SUPPORT ME

                                                                                  • DeMan Eggs
                                                                                    DeMan Eggs  2 hours back

                                                                                    YouTube: what channels should we take down

                                                                                    COPPA & FTC : YES

                                                                                    • freddy roblox and more
                                                                                      freddy roblox and more  2 hours back


                                                                                      • nuttgaming
                                                                                        nuttgaming  2 hours back

                                                                                        can i just say that youtube should just have everyone take a test that will determine whether or not they are a kid by asking more adult related questions that most kids wont know about and have every content creator have a tag that states what kind of audience they want to watch their content (for ex. have different options like friendly where the creator can swear, 2. adult only content where adults can watch youtube and creators can say and almost do what they want, 3. kids only where all the kids are sent to that part of youtube and the creators can have kid friendly content, or 4. have the option for the content creator to chose all of them and just have them upload more videos thats categorized for "kids","adults","family" what ever). i feel that by having this type of system implemented would require each content creator to make and post several different kinds of videos to the different types of selections given if they so chose it to earn more money that way they can have a monetized channel thats kid friendly along with having a family friendly channel that can be off and on for monetization instead of having the whole channel get demonetized making them lose interest in making videos for that channel. than the teen-> pre-adult-> adult type channels can be just like the family friendly on the way it earns money that way every content creator can keep their channels and grow their channels along with making new ones that fall under different categories or have different videos that fall under different categories so that way they can still earn money to support both themselves and anyone else that may be living with them if they are souly reliant on youtube as a day-to-day job

                                                                                        • GreenBladingamer
                                                                                          GreenBladingamer  2 hours back

                                                                                          :( flamingo was my favorite

                                                                                          • Danielle Fay
                                                                                            Danielle Fay  2 hours back

                                                                                            please sign petion and stop this!