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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  • Crytex
    Crytex  11 minutes back

    What if during New Years Eve, All ( Most) Youtube creators make one big collaboration. ( this probably wont happen)

    • Snekcharmer
      Snekcharmer  29 minutes back

      there's one more thing to do
      *lets go back to newgrounds , they legit have a better classification system than youtube xd*

      • Duloc62
        Duloc62  1 hours back

        I feel like we are experiencing major as mask. We have one month to save this platform from destroying itself that everyone shunns and disregards

        • Crazy Red Gamer
          Crazy Red Gamer  1 hours back

          I'm 12
          But I'm not your average one

          • Crazy Red Gamer
            Crazy Red Gamer  1 hours back

            And I love YouTube and I won't go away even if I'm not 13+

        • cross chara
          cross chara  2 hours back

          Are we going to die

          • BinoCool
            BinoCool  2 hours back

            1:13 Flamingo

            • Just Ralsei
              Just Ralsei  3 hours back

              I plainly just think that children aren’t stupid and they won’t click on the “ads”

              • Noah Matuszak
                Noah Matuszak  3 hours back

                Who is the 4.5k dislikes?
                The people who got offended cause they also don't have a phone is 2019?

                • EPIX ANIMATIONS
                  EPIX ANIMATIONS  3 hours back

                  The awnser is simple, just say swaer words in your intro

                  • Melp
                    Melp  4 hours back


                    • Peachy Gacha
                      Peachy Gacha  5 hours back

                      My god... all of the little kid friendly channels are going to also die...

                      • Awkward Tomboy
                        Awkward Tomboy  5 hours back

                        okay but why are kids on the internet in the first place? shouldn’t they be studying for school and playing outside? i get society is changing to technology now a days but like why destroy people’s lives ?!?!

                        • Alieya Liya
                          Alieya Liya  6 hours back

                          The stupider things come the nearer the end comes...
                          This ain't a joke this is real!
                          Don't you see? The others is making global warming even worse! Not just the earth is dying the digital world is dying too.
                          #NOCOPPA #THINKSMARTLY

                          • Nasiah
                            Nasiah  6 hours back

                            You know what? To heck w YouTube. We need something new. Something better. A platform in which awesome creators aren’t being told to change their whole channel for some immature and reality kids who are breaking the law (you’re not supposed lie about your age.) YouTube kids is a freaking joke in which they make it seem like its for kids but then they have stuff like MOMO and that Spider man and Elsa thing. I will never forget when I caught my sister watching something so inappropriate on *kids youtube*.
                            *youtube is wack and destroying people’s creativity*

                            • Exopro
                              Exopro  6 hours back

                              Petition for deleting coppa and ftc

                              • J M
                                J M  6 hours back

                                Who came here when you saw albert flamingo on grocery gang?
                                Like if you are

                                • Sargent Hellfire
                                  Sargent Hellfire  6 hours back

                                  That's just lovely 2 years making videos and having fun then upload them and now in 2020 thanks to COPPA and the FTC my friend's channels including mine are in jeopardy. 😔

                                  • oofbrent
                                    oofbrent  6 hours back

                                    This is *Youtube* , not daycare-tube

                                    • Nasiah
                                      Nasiah  6 hours back

                             WE LOVE YOU MATPAT!!!!! Thank you so much for always making sure that we’re up to date and letting us know how we can help. 🏆💚

                                      • 1UniversePrincess
                                        1UniversePrincess  6 hours back

                                        Honestly I feel like YouTube will die pretty fast if The FTC doesn’t properly review everyone’s content. Really sad to think people I watched for years might disappear.

                                        My older sister got concerned the other day because she has this really old YouTube channel that has silly gaming videos that we made in our childhood and now is worried she might get find $42,000 when I’m 18 and she’s 20 and we haven’t made anything in ages not to mention we didn’t even have ads on our videos. Now she’s having trouble with what category to put it in because we made those videos with friends and we’d want to be able to talk to them if they ever went to the vid to get some nostalgia and wanted to play together again, or if we have to mark it kids just cause it has a game the could be considered for kids.

                                        This whole thing is stressing us out, and no doubt the rest of the YouTube community and creators too.

                                        I’m sad to say I’m not sure being a YouTuber will even be a viable career after 2020 comes, we’ll have to see how hard the hit comes when it does what damage is done and what can be done to fix it, this really seems like something that can be easily exploited.

                                        • Marc-Gabriel Bute
                                          Marc-Gabriel Bute  6 hours back

                                          my Ten year old brother watches and learn history computer science and phycology. CoppA will ruin my brother.

                                          • TitanFighter
                                            TitanFighter  6 hours back

                                            Me and my platoon buddy are so screwed

                                            • Marc-Gabriel Bute
                                              Marc-Gabriel Bute  6 hours back

                                              Does this affect different countries or is it USA

                                              • CHAIN itz
                                                CHAIN itz  7 hours back

                                                There actually our savior(if that correct)his name is kreekcraft his a roblox youtuber he managed to almost save youtube he meet with one of the FTC/philip
                                                (Sorry for my grammar if its wrong

                                                • Rose dust
                                                  Rose dust  7 hours back

                                                  It’s like 2020 is going to be the worse year ever also tf do you have to talk about your Christmas stuff

                                                  • Spice _61
                                                    Spice _61  8 hours back

                                                    At 9:41 mat looks like he's gonna cry with red eyes
                                                    I actually was doing the same

                                                    • yeet mah yeetahs
                                                      yeet mah yeetahs  8 hours back

                                                      lol i'm not eligible for monetization so i have slightly less problems with COPPA

                                                      • Axel Kasai
                                                        Axel Kasai  7 hours back

                                                        Doesn't mean they can't find you :p

                                                    • Nocturnal Gaming
                                                      Nocturnal Gaming  9 hours back

                                                      How about..... you make...... YouTube..... LESS ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN

                                                      • Tiny
                                                        Tiny  9 hours back

                                                        Not all laws are up to date.

                                                        • Emmanuel Hernandez
                                                          Emmanuel Hernandez  9 hours back

                                                          FTC is going to snap their fingers and make every YouTuber disappear 😭

                                                          • IIAkumuII
                                                            IIAkumuII  9 hours back

                                                            I swear i wanna go raid the house of however made that law and scream "O k b o o m e r"

                                                            • Icy Diamond
                                                              Icy Diamond  9 hours back

                                                              At least Morgz is gonna be gone...

                                                              • Meek Animations
                                                                Meek Animations  9 hours back

                                                                2019: Kid-friendly

                                                                2020: ##### ### ###### ###

                                                                • Patch McGuffie
                                                                  Patch McGuffie  10 hours back

                                                                  The answer: Stop letting your kids spend 18 hours a day on their devices :D

                                                                  • BrockG123
                                                                    BrockG123  10 hours back

                                                                    Can we just make a new platform similar to YouTube but doesn't have all this happening? Somehow?

                                                                    • lawrence massaro
                                                                      lawrence massaro  10 hours back

                                                                      ..ill riot if those animators get taken down because its there content and thier work they're not even bullying anyone..

                                                                      • Galaxy Pro
                                                                        Galaxy Pro  10 hours back

                                                                        Simple to the solution. Just say the F-Word at the beginning at every video. I'm pretty sure that is not for kids.

                                                                        • Iron Gamer 53 Studios
                                                                          Iron Gamer 53 Studios  10 hours back

                                                                          Just tell the kids to get off YouTube and get on YouTube kids as it was supposed to be

                                                                          • CamIsSuper
                                                                            CamIsSuper  10 hours back

                                                                            So you're telling me... this is the same FTC that tried to destroy net neutrality. What a joke!

                                                                            • Lucas Helson
                                                                              Lucas Helson  10 hours back


                                                                              • idk.anthony
                                                                                idk.anthony  10 hours back

                                                                                War might just happen on the internet and it will be intense

                                                                                • Left Reverse
                                                                                  Left Reverse  10 hours back

                                                                                  I am anew content Creator and I join at started recently. I set my channel to not kid friendly. If my channel gets taken down and I get fined, I would be homeless. If they go through with this there would be more homeless people in the world. I thought the government wanted less homeless people. There is no logic here.

                                                                                  • Eaman Danish
                                                                                    Eaman Danish  10 hours back

                                                                                    For people who were born in the year of 2007 is 13 years old next year

                                                                                    • Redhead Maiden
                                                                                      Redhead Maiden  10 hours back

                                                                                      It's so crazy that all of this is happening and so many people have no idea. So many creators are in trouble and their fans have no idea.

                                                                                      • Curtis Rempe
                                                                                        Curtis Rempe  11 hours back

                                                                                        Pennie snatcher
                                                                                        People of
                                                                                        oh no im gonna get demonetized

                                                                                        • Gigi
                                                                                          Gigi  11 hours back

                                                                                          It’s like all you tubers are losing 80-90% salary ya girl is really mad right now

                                                                                          • Curtis Rempe
                                                                                            Curtis Rempe  11 hours back

                                                                                            someone needs to make a fundraiser or a donation page to save us

                                                                                            • Abbey Draws
                                                                                              Abbey Draws  11 hours back

                                                                                              This makes me feel bad for watching your contentent