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
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

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Comments • 83 027

  • NameLmao
    NameLmao  4 minutes back

    I think what youtube should do is, make sure everyone is 16 years and above before being able to make an account
    If you wish to view a channel that is not considered kid friendly, you have to log in

    • JackiPACi
      JackiPACi  8 minutes back

      Why dont they just mark certain channels as "kids"and others not for kids

      • Ninja.P.S.
        Ninja.P.S.  10 minutes back

        O no

        • Kacchan Bakugou
          Kacchan Bakugou  20 minutes back

          Who else came here for 1:23 just to see flamingo

          • Tbgamin9
            Tbgamin9  24 minutes back

            GUYS AND GALS We should start a revolution. All of you Americans can go outside the coppa and FTC buildings and demand freedom of creativity for all independent creators. We made YouTube the law didn’t.

            • Fartun Farah
              Fartun Farah  39 minutes back

              Honestly mat pats content is too good Ur honestly my fave youtuber

              • fluffy funn
                fluffy funn  57 minutes back

                My channel is gone rip my life's work

                • Gamer Jon Plays Tube
                  Gamer Jon Plays Tube  1 hours back

                  I wonder what the next platform for poeple i hope things get better

                  • Artemio Macalino
                    Artemio Macalino  2 hours back

                    SOY save our youtube

                    • Mario 46
                      Mario 46  2 hours back

                      “Contains activities that appeal to children” ok so your not allowed to upload videos of you eating, sleeping, playing anything, or talking, because kids sure like to do those things

                      • Annolil
                        Annolil  2 hours back

                        I dont get it Does it have affekt on old videos? Am i safe if i just dont upload or do i have to delete everything?

                        • Blu Spirit
                          Blu Spirit  2 hours back

                          Thanos coming to YouTube on 2020

                          • Vertex Playz
                            Vertex Playz  2 hours back

                            Let's quit YouTube we can make another platform

                            • yel agyr
                              yel agyr  2 hours back

                              So this is why ive been getting YouTube Premium ads lately, I mean it its ad free and all....

                              • Funtoy Elgar
                                Funtoy Elgar  2 hours back

                                Just put the kids on YouTube kids

                                • Thomas Coady
                                  Thomas Coady  2 hours back

                                  Creators: So what kind of content should we make?
                                  Youtube: No

                                  • fnaf Universe entertainment

                                    Maybe one year they removed coppa rules and go back to normal its maybe 2021 2022 2029999999 years?

                                    • Hee Hee
                                      Hee Hee  2 hours back


                                      • Hee Hee
                                        Hee Hee  2 hours back

                                        why the f is dan thier he has been their forever and ive been thier forever id fing scared

                                        • Purple Phoenix
                                          Purple Phoenix  3 hours back

                                          7:04 in the video be like:

                                          The face of look-a-like happiness, but under the mask is pure fury

                                          • Mohd Abdullah
                                            Mohd Abdullah  3 hours back

                                            I feel bad for you all

                                            • Mohd Abdullah
                                              Mohd Abdullah  3 hours back

                                              Hahaha especially t serious

                                              • Mohd Abdullah
                                                Mohd Abdullah  3 hours back

                                                Coppa rule doesn't apply to India n YouTubers because ftc is an international law

                                                • Luis Valencia
                                                  Luis Valencia  3 hours back

                                                  LETS GO TO TWITCH THEN

                                                  • Night Animations
                                                    Night Animations  3 hours back

                                                    Okay, so I've written a few novels and philosophical insights. Can you all help me by setting your ideas down, and I'll find a way to finalize them together? I honestly find this utterly ridiculous, but I want to make sure I end up with something memorable, and don't just frustrate them.

                                                    • B1ueSyrup
                                                      B1ueSyrup  3 hours back

                                                      I blame Weebland

                                                      • Doragonic Hanta
                                                        Doragonic Hanta  3 hours back

                                                        YouTube:Animation are for kids
                                                        Anime and off-brand anime:Allow us to introduce ourself

                                                        • That one guy
                                                          That one guy  3 hours back

                                                          Why did YouTube have to go and screw everything up!

                                                          • siang Heng
                                                            siang Heng  3 hours back

                                                            I support Flamingo and all the other you tubers I’ve subscribed but COPPA, I think COPPA and FTC can be better by being fair to you tubers in YouTube. They may just disappear or continue their careers. They can’t just take this too seriously just because there are millions of kids watching YouTube other than YouTube Kids. COPPA also will be ruining Businesses and families, the reason these Youtubers are on youtube until this day is because they need to support their families with money and all, not Fining $42,000 Per Video, The preparation these youtubers have to go through is rough and all, Youtubers people knew and love will start to disappear by January 2020.

                                                            • Macaroni SOOS
                                                              Macaroni SOOS  3 hours back

                                                              I have been sent here by flamingo

                                                              • Fred Ignacio
                                                                Fred Ignacio  4 hours back

                                                                Shouldn't the kid friendly stuff get money as well, if not from adds, from youtube

                                                                • Kristian Bebeto
                                                                  Kristian Bebeto  4 hours back

                                                                  Actually it looked like c.o.p.p.a.r

                                                                  • Devan fortier
                                                                    Devan fortier  4 hours back

                                                                    As a man who wants to make a youtube channel ... I'm freggin scared

                                                                    • Moss Headd
                                                                      Moss Headd  4 hours back

                                                                      This is what a monopoly is

                                                                      • Liam Arknott
                                                                        Liam Arknott  4 hours back

                                                                        You can't be sad, edgy, or kid friendly so they can only do math stuff as long as it's not colorful and they can only talking about other BORING STUFF so if this happens this would be a math/talk show program

                                                                        • The Helix Bundle
                                                                          The Helix Bundle  4 hours back

                                                                          Hi mattpat

                                                                          • Crazed Lucidity Zero
                                                                            Crazed Lucidity Zero  4 hours back

                                                                            Well guess george Orwell called it. The only thing he got wrong was the date. The age of pure control and no freedom has begun and people are just letting it happen.

                                                                            • anonymous ravioli
                                                                              anonymous ravioli  4 hours back

                                                                              We should call this couch theory

                                                                              • Michael Bigness
                                                                                Michael Bigness  4 hours back

                                                                                I just get a add for star war

                                                                                • BALDIFANART 4 Squad animates

                                                                                  I will hate this

                                                                                  • Seth Moon
                                                                                    Seth Moon  4 hours back

                                                                                    I'm lucky that I'm 13 right now almost 14 so I'm good to be on this website but this really sucks that if you are 12 or under you can not be on this website

                                                                                    • KelsieAnne :3
                                                                                      KelsieAnne :3  4 hours back

                                                                                      When I first heard about COPPA I was devastated I don't want my favourite Channels,YouTubers and GachaTubers Channel's to be gone :c I literally cried .

                                                                                      • Ava Kiemele
                                                                                        Ava Kiemele  4 hours back

                                                                                        Oh ho ho ho ho noooooo stuff bout to go down!!!!

                                                                                        • Komrade Egg
                                                                                          Komrade Egg  4 hours back

                                                                                          We can't do anything here in YouTube Turkey! We will get fined for 200k+ Turkish Liras...It will bankrupt our creators.It's really scary seeing Turkish favourites of mine wiped off of YouTube any time.
                                                                                          $42,000 U.S Dollars is ₺242,617.20 Turkish Liras.I can't do something at all but I hope every YouTuber survives.

                                                                                          • Kylie Tran
                                                                                            Kylie Tran  5 hours back

                                                                                            Are they literally forgetting YouTube Kids?

                                                                                            • Jaimie Bell
                                                                                              Jaimie Bell  5 hours back

                                                                                              1:51 MattPat isn’t subscribed to PewDiePie

                                                                                              • Jayingee
                                                                                                Jayingee  5 hours back

                                                                                                I went here to see Flamingo at 1:23.

                                                                                                • the thunderblade
                                                                                                  the thunderblade  5 hours back

                                                                                                  Me:This is absolutely insane. Coppa is stupid and shoupd not exist

                                                                                                  Everyone else "no duh Sherlock"