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 • 82 643

  • Kenzie The Kawii Panda
    Kenzie The Kawii Panda  32 less than a minute back

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

    • Taking L’s
      Taking L’s  4 minutes back

      This mans too smart for a kid audience

      • GOAT
        GOAT  9 minutes back

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

        • Mipheer -
          Mipheer -  9 minutes back


          • Kain  Bobbitt
            Kain Bobbitt  16 minutes back


            • Ryce Gabriel Major
              Ryce Gabriel Major  17 minutes back

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

              • PETRI DREAMS
                PETRI DREAMS  17 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  18 minutes back

                  Communism much

                  • Manuel G.
                    Manuel G.  19 minutes back

                    They should make another YouTube platform. Without all the rules

                    • Mr. Squiji
                      Mr. Squiji  19 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  22 minutes back

                        ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT

                        • Art Kid
                          Art Kid  23 minutes back

                          New Years is going to be rough

                          • amy stolz
                            amy stolz  26 minutes back

                            I got an idea maybe you can make game theory 2

                            • crafty unicorn
                              crafty unicorn  33 minutes back

                              KIDS ARE YOUTUBERS! THERE GONNA BE SO UPSET

                              • sowolf92
                                sowolf92  34 minutes back

                                Yeah I heard about this it’s a major problem

                                • Alexia Valle
                                  Alexia Valle  37 minutes back

                                  2019=ok 2020= :(

                                  • Ethanleefireturtle
                                    Ethanleefireturtle  41 minutes 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  42 minutes back

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

                                        • Erwin Padua
                                          Erwin Padua  43 minutes back

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

                                          • Unlisted Sans
                                            Unlisted Sans  45 minutes back

                                            But we're 19 year olds now

                                            • Joe Marley
                                              Joe Marley  49 minutes back

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

                                              • Its me DGFLO
                                                Its me DGFLO  50 minutes 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  57 minutes back

                                                  YouTube: what channels should we take down

                                                  COPPA & FTC : YES

                                                  • freddy roblox and more
                                                    freddy roblox and more  58 minutes back


                                                    • nuttgaming
                                                      nuttgaming  60 minutes 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  1 hours back

                                                        :( flamingo was my favorite

                                                        • Danielle Fay
                                                          Danielle Fay  1 hours back

                                                          please sign petion and stop this!

                                                          • Freedom_Fighter
                                                            Freedom_Fighter  1 hours back

                                                            That's make more worse than Article 13

                                                            • Remington Mahan
                                                              Remington Mahan  1 hours back

                                                              Why,YouTube Why are you deleting certain youtubers

                                                              • Swordslashers
                                                                Swordslashers  1 hours back

                                                                i hope yub survives this change...

                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  Swordslashers subbed 2 u

                                                              • M Soldier
                                                                M Soldier  1 hours back

                                                                SOW although i did try to paly it smart and i didnt try it it started for unt (undertale) im sorry about those and well 2020 is going to be not only internet big problem but world wide i guess 2020 is going dark (BAD WF JOKE) sow and i like youre vids just the only think is tha triggers is dont say it like you are trying to sound sarkastic and me dot know eng like temmie so ye either way good luck to everyone and sorry for me being late commenting and lets see what happens

                                                              • modular sky18581
                                                                modular sky18581  1 hours back

                                                                COPPAs just a team of boomers

                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  modular sky18581 subbed 2 u

                                                              • Jung Hoseok
                                                                Jung Hoseok  1 hours back

                                                                Then what youtube is gonna end in 2020 in two seconds then what?

                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  Jung Hoseok subbed 2 u

                                                              • Истинският Dido BG

                                                                And I don't know if we make the videos NOT FOR KIDS will.....maybe not killing it.....

                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  Истинският Dido BG subbed 2 u

                                                              • Swordslashers
                                                                Swordslashers  1 hours back

                                                                5:29 that isn't true, MatPat.

                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  Swordslashers subbed 2 u

                                                              • Jung Hoseok
                                                                Jung Hoseok  1 hours back


                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  Jung Hoseok subbed 2 u

                                                              • Ben D
                                                                Ben D  1 hours back

                                                                Thanks for explaining this for me mat pat

                                                              • Tiny Caitlin gacha
                                                                Tiny Caitlin gacha  1 hours back

                                                                Umm im a gacha tuber

                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  Tiny Caitlin gacha subbed 2 u

                                                              • Audrey Kantner
                                                                Audrey Kantner  1 hours back

                                                                Don't destroy yourself YouTube.

                                                                • Audrey Kantner
                                                                  Audrey Kantner  43 minutes back

                                                                  @L o u i e spread my message to all of your favorite channels please.

                                                                • L o u i e
                                                                  L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                  Audrey Kantner subbed 2 u

                                                              • Ben D
                                                                Ben D  1 hours back

                                                                I feel so sorry 4 u mat patm(dont care but I'm 9)

                                                                • Mei -mei
                                                                  Mei -mei  1 hours back

                                                                  So now all of YouTube will get to feel what it’s like to be LGBT on this platform for the past year

                                                                • Audrey Kantner
                                                                  Audrey Kantner  2 hours back

                                                                  If you will stop going on YouTube if your favorite channels are deleted, reply yes on this comment.If not then say no.

                                                                  • Mei -mei
                                                                    Mei -mei  2 hours back

                                                                    Shouldn’t coppa apply to indoctrinating under the age of 18 to any religion

                                                                    • Anonymous_Wolfie .-.
                                                                      Anonymous_Wolfie .-.  2 hours back

                                                                      F l a m I n g o

                                                                      G e t s

                                                                      D e l e t e d


                                                                      S u e

                                                                      • L o u i e
                                                                        L o u i e  1 hours back

                                                                        Anonymous_Wolfie .-. Subbed 2 u

                                                                    • Angie
                                                                      Angie  2 hours back

                                                                      Everyone go to YouTube kids if your a child

                                                                    • woock
                                                                      woock  2 hours back

                                                                      If youtube knew about the kids on this app how would not know about the fine

                                                                    • Plusgeo Pro
                                                                      Plusgeo Pro  2 hours back

                                                                      Bruh, this is like the endgame! I’m kinda scared!😟