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
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Comments • 83 308

  • Warlord Carissa
    Warlord Carissa  12 minutes back

    soooooo- All YouTuber's channels with die... GREAT- thanks FTC...(Edit: wait... i was still listening to the Video... u said no rage comments... sorry its just SO hard TwT)

    • lolbit union
      lolbit union  13 minutes back

      We going to VLARE then

      • Leo Acuapan
        Leo Acuapan  14 minutes back

        Dude i watched Dantdm when i was like 6 and even had a account like those were the days

        • jacw212
          jacw212  14 minutes back


          • Flare Plays Games
            Flare Plays Games  16 minutes back

            Me having a Roblox and minecraft channel “NOOOOOO”

            • •BananaLifesMatter •
              •BananaLifesMatter •  16 minutes back

              Well I guess this a goodbye to all my fav youtubers and a goodbye to everyone who I have made friends with on YouTube. I shall remember all the great memories that we have all made together. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve discovered so many people. #SaveYoutube

              • •BananaLifesMatter •
                •BananaLifesMatter •  20 minutes back

                This is a “I salute these gamers” in a a scary way

                • wal martian
                  wal martian  21 minutes back

                  Use a platform like dlive or others oh wait you guys only make videos for the money anyway... oh well no more halfassed highschool quality videos of mcnugget willickers owning kids!!! Or some micro brained hipster moron talking about the intricacies of game series that nobody cares about what will the world do when mindless game addled hipsters need to get jobs nooooooo!!!

                  • Son Goten The Saiyan Gamer
                    Son Goten The Saiyan Gamer  21 minutes back

                    Does that mean I won’t achieve my youtube dream?...

                    • wal martian
                      wal martian  25 minutes back

                      Says “omg the lines are very blurry when it comes to what is kid content” then goes on to only mention kid content. Chances are if you are watching people make music videos with roblox you are a child or have the mind of one this channel is t really that special either tbh if anything this new law will not effect anyone with an actual life.

                      • Annett Saintvaliere
                        Annett Saintvaliere  25 minutes back

                        Alright who gave coppa an infinity gauntlet

                        I also wonder how yt rewind 2020 gunna be :/

                        • Buford Green
                          Buford Green  25 minutes back


                          • Eddy
                            Eddy  26 minutes back

                            So is this a worldwide law that affects every continent on the globe? Perhaps if, since YouTube is a pretty footloose industry, they can simply relocate to Ireland due to it's low corporation tax at 12.5%.

                            • Banana Gaming
                              Banana Gaming  27 minutes back

                              How about they make YouTube 13+

                              • Palitha Hettigoda
                                Palitha Hettigoda  28 minutes back

                                2:08 that "forever" one Dantdm's one was perfectly timed

                                • Kenneth Climaco
                                  Kenneth Climaco  33 minutes back

                                  YouTube kids? Hello maybe that’s me

                                  • Daniel Perez
                                    Daniel Perez  34 minutes back

                                    Fire Andrew Smith as Federal Trade Commission's Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection.


                                    • JBloxman
                                      JBloxman  38 minutes back

                                      It is 19 year olds now

                                      • Samantha Solarz
                                        Samantha Solarz  42 minutes back

                                        This isn't fair

                                        • Cipherzilla
                                          Cipherzilla  44 minutes back

                                          I will be so sad if Markiplier can’t make videos anymore because of this :(

                                          • Betty Ravioli
                                            Betty Ravioli  51 minutes back

                                            i rlly hope flamgo doesn’t get flagged as a children’s channel : (

                                            • SaintPearl54
                                              SaintPearl54  54 minutes back

                                              I upload videos very often on YouTube I remember when I found out about Coppa I spent the whole night complaining about it. The reminder of it drives me insane every time I try to upload.

                                              • koapem
                                                koapem  59 minutes back

                                                I am a 13 year old YouTuber trying to get by and this doesn’t effect me but my my dad kept claiming YouTube would die out so I guess he was right :( screw you ftc

                                                • Neyr
                                                  Neyr  1 hours back

                                                  whats gonna happen to music creators?

                                                  • Brody Gast
                                                    Brody Gast  1 hours back

                                                    The ftc is dumb. They don't even own phones or use the internet and they're making laws that will give 90% of anyone who ones a device deppression. I feel like you can't go stuff about what others are doing if you've never done it. It's just not their place. Like if u agree.

                                                    Also, WILL PAT AND JEN SURVIVE???????

                                                    • FANASTY
                                                      FANASTY  1 hours back

                                                      I hope Jake Paul (Team 10), Logan Paul and anyone as bad as them get nuked off the site if this regulation goes through. That'll at least be a win for us.

                                                      • amaticmk42
                                                        amaticmk42  1 hours back

                                                        Me: so your telling to be soulless.
                                                        Coppa: that is correct
                                                        Me: ...ok im quitting YouTube

                                                        • Reaper Games
                                                          Reaper Games  1 hours back

                                                          Mat? Where you crying?

                                                          • plushie adventures
                                                            plushie adventures  1 hours back

                                                            Booo youtube is gonna be lame by 2020 edit: i like flamingo he is gonna go nooo man

                                                            • Xenon
                                                              Xenon  1 hours back

                                                              the solution to this problem is for google to force an ad blocker on channels under 13

                                                              • Mart Meijer
                                                                Mart Meijer  1 hours back

                                                                Its so stuipid

                                                                • kermit not live
                                                                  kermit not live  2 hours back

                                                                  not flamingo!

                                                                  • Shaelyn S
                                                                    Shaelyn S  2 hours back

                                                                    Hey....say 1 swear word a video, no demonization, and no fine 😄

                                                                    Or through in some complicated language

                                                                    • Zeth
                                                                      Zeth  2 hours back

                                                                      YouTube Kids: I guess I’m not worth it

                                                                      • Le_conga_heavy _cuzwhynot

                                                                        Half of them are demonetized

                                                                        • Light and dark
                                                                          Light and dark  2 hours back

                                                                          Me: *Watches video*
                                                                          Also me: *Realises Dantdm's baby is coming in January*
                                                                          Me a third time:

                                                                          Ah sh-

                                                                          • Avis Quinn
                                                                            Avis Quinn  2 hours back

                                                                            "We need to talk about our channels."

                                                                            Or, just a suggestion...dust off your resume and find a real job. Just kidding. Or am I? No. This sucks. Good luck. I love your channel.

                                                                            • MoomooArmy WhoLoves KARD

                                                                              Most of my favourite YouTubers are political youtubers but this still sucks. This isn't fair.

                                                                              • Wild Heart
                                                                                Wild Heart  2 hours back

                                                                                Summary: YouTube is hitting youtubers for having kid friendly content because they been hit with a $170 million by FTC because youtubers are making kid friendly content.

                                                                                Now I want Game Theory Merch for Christmas

                                                                                • max playzroblox
                                                                                  max playzroblox  2 hours back

                                                                                  does re famous chanels your just hating

                                                                                  • ernie beasley
                                                                                    ernie beasley  2 hours back

                                                                                    Let’s see how far this fire burns...

                                                                                    • Taken_Usernames123
                                                                                      Taken_Usernames123  2 hours back

                                                                                      I feel like it’s extremely unfair that the people making the laws for this don’t have phones and don’t know how youtube works.

                                                                                      • david Chavez
                                                                                        david Chavez  2 hours back

                                                                                        i guet depression ads for some reason

                                                                                        • True Terrarial
                                                                                          True Terrarial  2 hours back

                                                                                          Pray for pewdiepie to stay and t-series to take the *L*

                                                                                          • so nay
                                                                                            so nay  2 hours back

                                                                                            Well, I know that the Rubik's Cube channels will be alive soo, I'm good.

                                                                                            • Jessie D. Potter
                                                                                              Jessie D. Potter  2 hours back

                                                                                              I'm so sorry Matpat so sorry we'll do what we can I know it's sucks but know we are here for you

                                                                                              • Yello Dino
                                                                                                Yello Dino  2 hours back

                                                                                                I can’t leave a comment, I think they might’ve turned it off. If someone else can leave a comment leave one on my favor

                                                                                                • Galaxy Boy
                                                                                                  Galaxy Boy  2 hours back