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 • 81 726

  • meena
    meena  3 minutes back

    dude did u cry

    • Nightmare Okami v2
      Nightmare Okami v2  8 minutes back

      Matpat sounds like he's on the verge of tears or angry

      • Antônio Tufik
        Antônio Tufik  12 minutes back


        • the SUB-ZERO GLACIER
          the SUB-ZERO GLACIER  14 minutes back

          Basically trying to control our right for media

          • Olive Rose
            Olive Rose  18 minutes back

            youtube: what channels should be demonetized?

            ftc: yes

            • Line
              Line  27 minutes back

              Something that would be funny is if every content creator from now on has to start their video with the worst swearing you've ever heard in your life, so that any manual reviews have no way to label the video as child friendly haha

              • Renji Lim
                Renji Lim  33 minutes back

                My man Cory most likely safe

                • Afiif Halim
                  Afiif Halim  35 minutes back


                  • NIC0 THE PR0
                    NIC0 THE PR0  38 minutes back

                    Im 12 in 2020 I will be 13 so im good

                    • [Bluë Wølfie]
                      [Bluë Wølfie]  38 minutes back

                      EVERYTHING - *DEMONITIZED*

                      • Alexa M
                        Alexa M  40 minutes back

                        The while video you can see slight pain in his eyes while he’s talking, unless he’s faking it but it doesn’t look like it

                        • Synicat
                          Synicat  41 minutes back

                          Good luck to all animator content makers who put their youtube acc to "kid-friendly"
                          *loses 70% of viewers*

                          And tbh, he's so emotional rn

                          • little jollies
                            little jollies  41 minutes back

                            I'm 13 I feel this law in the FTC is fair in a lot of cases but this is not one youtube has done nothing wrong just listen to people like me a youtuber and the children and adults you shall find all the right work and Cop ca is wrong see it are way let us be the jury and judge.

                            • Jared Ohse
                              Jared Ohse  48 minutes back

                              Guys if this is going to go anything like article 13 at the beginning of this year it will fail

                              • usa_123 crazy
                                usa_123 crazy  51 minutes back

                                I'm almost 13 years old

                                • Gunning Wolf
                                  Gunning Wolf  52 minutes back

                                  The fact the people making these laws dont even own phones is crazy

                                  • SHELBY CHARLOTTE BINTE MOHAMMED SAFFRY 4.5

                                    Isn’t there YouTube kids or something

                                    • Tasty 2
                                      Tasty 2  53 minutes back

                                      Huh... I think they just want money i mean 42k per every last 600 videos that are not kid starting to wonder..

                                      • NoisyGamerz
                                        NoisyGamerz  56 minutes back

                                        this scares me but i don't believe it affects me.. mainly because my audience is 16 to 30..

                                        • Jonathan the pixel Keane
                                          Jonathan the pixel Keane  59 minutes back

                                          I always record a video so I'm not a content creator

                                          • Pond Brothers
                                            Pond Brothers  59 minutes back

                                            the thanos snap of youtube..

                                            • Springtrap The Bunny
                                              Springtrap The Bunny  1 hours back

                                              I like Five Nights at Freddy's

                                              • Springtrap The Bunny
                                                Springtrap The Bunny  1 hours back

                                                i don't think so because im 9 years old in 2020 but i allways make animations memes why YouTube do that?

                                                • Daughter of the King
                                                  Daughter of the King  1 hours back

                                                  It’s like... the Y2K of YouTube

                                                  • aleca2k9isback Gaming & vlog

                                                    YouTube should have script where when any kid under age 13 or 10 get the advertise staying download YouTube kid or they can't watch any other video then nothing

                                                    • William Afton
                                                      William Afton  1 hours back

                                                      I miss you tube & you

                                                      • FELIPE
                                                        FELIPE  1 hours back

                                                        YouTube is a noob YouTube is dumb YouTube wants to deltate us buster listen here YouTube you dumb

                                                        • Jalyssa Cayer
                                                          Jalyssa Cayer  1 hours back

                                                          *I SWEAR TO **_GOD_** IF THEY EVEN **_TOUCH_** LET ME EXPLAIN STUDIOS, THOMAS SANDERS, OR MORIAH ELIZABETH I WILL **_HURT THEM._*

                                                          • Aaron
                                                            Aaron  1 hours back

                                                            2006: Cool
                                                            2017: Ok
                                                            2018: Epic
                                                            2019: Worse
                                                            2020: *ABC and boring kid songs*

                                                            • Lulaire Noroub
                                                              Lulaire Noroub  1 hours back

                                                              ad VER tisment! Not AD ver TISE ment. That's such a gross, clunky way of saying it. Stop it!

                                                              • Aaron
                                                                Aaron  1 hours back

                                                                2018: Adult content
                                                                2019: Kid content
                                                                2020: No more content
                                                                Also 2020: Lets go twitch then

                                                                • James IV
                                                                  James IV  37 minutes back

                                                                  Yeah twitch already has horribly loose guidelines, and it's clear they favor those who are popular. But, besides that, it's already being seen Twitch will be on the chopping block at some point as well

                                                                • Onebaconyboi
                                                                  Onebaconyboi  1 hours back

                                                                  Twitch bans men for no reason so nah

                                                              • ¡•Nikki Editz•!
                                                                ¡•Nikki Editz•!  1 hours back

                                                                We can upload, create,make basically

                                                                *Nothing on YT*

                                                                • Darren Amanquiton
                                                                  Darren Amanquiton  1 hours back

                                                                  LET US HAVE OUR FREEDOM COPPA, 2020 ain't gonna be dat funnnnnn

                                                                  • Tasty 2
                                                                    Tasty 2  2 hours back

                                                                    So my dream of a gaming swearing youtuber one day is just gonna be a dream huh..

                                                                  • Spring Bonnie Studios
                                                                    Spring Bonnie Studios  2 hours back

                                                                    Hol up-, pewds has 100m+ subs? I thought he only had 50m+, wow, I haven’t checked him out in a long time

                                                                    • JD and HP Gaming
                                                                      JD and HP Gaming  2 hours back

                                                                      Whish you luck and to all of the youtubers out there☹️

                                                                      • clumsypotato
                                                                        clumsypotato  2 hours back

                                                                        We need a new website.

                                                                        • BlazeHunter47 Gaming And More

                                                                          Is this isn’t at the beggininng of youtuber rewind I will eat YouTube

                                                                          • Steven Bean
                                                                            Steven Bean  2 hours back

                                                                            The YouTube comment section, overusing a tired and unfunny meme:

                                                                            • Chad Caldwell
                                                                              Chad Caldwell  2 hours back

                                                                              We need OURtube, who will own it?
                                                                              All of us.

                                                                              • Mylaya Raen
                                                                                Mylaya Raen  2 hours back

                                                                                there is going to be a bunch of suicide. the impact on people's lives of these creators are almost boundless. hopefully there's a new platform

                                                                                • Joaquin Carlo Lorenzo Salazar

                                                                                  Should all -flamingo- *flamgo* fans raid YT headquarters

                                                                                  • Red
                                                                                    Red  2 hours back

                                                                                    They got no rights to talk if they don't even own a CELL PHONE!

                                                                                    • Shuter450
                                                                                      Shuter450  2 hours back

                                                                                      YouTube:Timee for cleanup
                                                                                      *snap* *snap*
                                                                                      Youtube:Much better

                                                                                      Okay why don't youtube create Youtube Kids app so olny kids can watch.

                                                                                      Youtube:That is great idea.

                                                                                      • Shawn Mitchell
                                                                                        Shawn Mitchell  2 hours back

                                                                                        So essentially all channels will have to survive off what? Streaming an sponsors(if they can get them)

                                                                                        • EricbAdLy
                                                                                          EricbAdLy  2 hours back

                                                                                          Shouldn’t the children’s parents look at what they’re watching?

                                                                                          • Jalyssa Cayer
                                                                                            Jalyssa Cayer  1 hours back

                                                                                            That's what I thought!! What kind of parent just leaves their kids in a separate room while watching youtube? Honestly, I am 13 and my mom *still* asks me what I am watching..

                                                                                        • Diana Bajtošová
                                                                                          Diana Bajtošová  2 hours back

                                                                                          Just write on every Video description: this Video is not intended vor kids under 13... Problem solved :D

                                                                                          • Gerrit Reichert
                                                                                            Gerrit Reichert  2 hours back