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 • 84 241

  • GachaNatYGC
    GachaNatYGC  15 minutes back

    Despacito has 6 billion veiws

    • DeltAxv
      DeltAxv  19 minutes back


      • Niko-Niko
        Niko-Niko  27 minutes back

        The 4.5k dislikes comes from parents who's lazy to babysit their kids

        • the rat Boada
          the rat Boada  32 minutes back

          Flamingo was in here oop

          • Aimee
            Aimee  36 minutes back

            So we got, dantdm, guava juice, flamingo, Collins key

            • Shizzle
              Shizzle  36 minutes back

              this just makes me mad at parents

              • Henry Bryant
                Henry Bryant  37 minutes back


                • Dr Gaming Al
                  Dr Gaming Al  38 minutes back

                  I hope Youtube will realize their mistake when they say lots of angry YouTubers backlashing at them

                  • Crystal S. Wolf
                    Crystal S. Wolf  40 minutes back

                    Coppa is the Thanos of YouTube

                    • Jon5 Ch1mp02
                      Jon5 Ch1mp02  41 minutes back

                      I shed a tear thinking of all my favorite youtubers quitting

                      • ScreamingLadybug
                        ScreamingLadybug  56 minutes back

                        Animators are gonna have to get cut-outs of real people and have them bob up and down while their heads flop around, south park style, just to get away with making mature content.

                        • Mike //Roblox//Vlogs and more!

                          Some guy: -Makes a funny joke on YouTube-

                          YouTube in 2020: *wait that’s illegal*

                          • Fenzy Fears No
                            Fenzy Fears No  1 hours back


                            • yoyo_user_49
                              yoyo_user_49  2 hours back

                              7:25 lol sounds like another political topic
                              Not having experience in one field and making laws on it

                              • the bonedestroyer
                                the bonedestroyer  2 hours back

                                Matt this comment may be buried by a lot of other comments but, some of your videos (early fnaf videos) have those "cartoonish" characters and when you put your content as not for kids and the ftc sees the "cartoonish" characters you might be screwed. So, in the event that that does happen, just wanted to say you have been one of my most favorite channels mainly for the fnaf theories, but still you were a really awesome guy.

                                • Chaos Code
                                  Chaos Code  2 hours back

                                  Yknow. I'm sure in the future the so called "good ol days" will be before this mayhem. Really. This is... shocking. I cant imagine what the next generation will face. We can only hope that YouTube as a social media platform will stay intact. Once you really think about it, theres no telling what might become of YouTube in the coming years. It could even be wiped from the face of the internet, for all we know. Talk about dark times we live in.

                                  • rightfulboy17
                                    rightfulboy17  2 hours back

                                    We're in the endgame now

                                    • fnaf fan phil
                                      fnaf fan phil  2 hours back

                                      That is scary tho.

                                      • Dub And Kings Vids
                                        Dub And Kings Vids  2 hours back

                                        I'm so deleted;-;

                                        • Mariedth 21
                                          Mariedth 21  2 hours back

                                          I know it doesnt mean a lot but I'm with you a hundred percent. I wish government control would listen to the people and realize when they are screwing up. I can post anything towards the ftc it wont allow me to. I speak for all viewers when i say we back our favorite channels and creators. Y'all have helped me and several others in our darkest hours helping fight both depression and anxiety and it just sucks that our virtual home and being invaded by laws that shouldn't exist due to the fact, as was stated, youtube was complying. I'm furious but theres only so much we can do. As said before I back you man Game Theorists must live on!!!!

                                          • problemsolved
                                            problemsolved  2 hours back

                                            At $42000 a video, the government might be able to pay off all it’s debt in months. Temptations.

                                            • Anime House
                                              Anime House  2 hours back

                                              In 2027

                                              FTC: We are taking down the COPPA law on Youtube.

                                              Me: Don't do that! Don't give me hope.

                                              • Robo Riley
                                                Robo Riley  2 hours back

                                                watch out petscop

                                                • Marcos Penhos
                                                  Marcos Penhos  2 hours back

                                                  Yall can move to ponhub you know

                                                  • Blue Toxiq
                                                    Blue Toxiq  2 hours back

                                                    Honestly I do not like this decision because it is a REALLy dumb decision and in a few years or possibly months flamingo will have a few billion subs

                                                    • Austin Williams
                                                      Austin Williams  2 hours back

                                                      Welp, thats it, everyones moving to Twitch or mixer, congradulations Youtube, you screwed yourself

                                                      • Noi
                                                        Noi  3 hours back

                                                        MatPat, COPPA has a right to exist.
                                                        To Prevent Kids from their Identity being sold to companies or just protection.
                                                        You are allowed to mark your video not for kids.

                                                        • Milo Bauer
                                                          Milo Bauer  3 hours back

                                                          This is sad I like these videos

                                                          • TPDOD The Neko
                                                            TPDOD The Neko  3 hours back

                                                            COPPA : *sees brutal anime*
                                                            Hmmm ... yes ... this is a cartoon ... so it's for *KIDS*

                                                            • Bryan BD
                                                              Bryan BD  3 hours back

                                                              the thumbnail wasn’t any of the 3

                                                              • Darlene Thompson
                                                                Darlene Thompson  3 hours back

                                                                I am worried for flamingo and gauva juice along other youtuber sthat are kid freindly

                                                                • qwerty uiop
                                                                  qwerty uiop  3 hours back

                                                                  Guys! There's a way I think to save Youtube!
                                                                  This link sends you to where you can sign , I promise it's not fake. Only 150k have to sign. It's a lot, but if we do it, we might be able to save youtube! Please share this (in relevant videos) so we can save youtube.

                                                                  • R. M. Bailey
                                                                    R. M. Bailey  3 hours back


                                                                    • Darlene Thompson
                                                                      Darlene Thompson  3 hours back

                                                                      ALBERT WAS ON THERE! UwU yay!

                                                                      • CentralGaming - Closed my vids, Will reopen soon

                                                                        I am a creator since 2011, Quit and deleted all my videos. Then started roblox videos.. I am STRUGGLING to get money. But I have only 30+ videos. $42,000 x 30 = 1260000 DOLLARS. I don't want to go homeless. ( And all my videos are kid friendly. )

                                                                        • Brad
                                                                          Brad  3 hours back

                                                                          I say F**K kids, should just make it illegal for kids under 13 to use the internet, or restricted access like at schools. Probably does more damage than good anyways considering how impressionable they are.

                                                                          • Skellecat Gl
                                                                            Skellecat Gl  3 hours back

                                                                            COPPA: animated stuff is for kids
                                                                            Me: shows Hasbin Hotel
                                                                            COPPA: ..THATS A $42,000 FINE
                                                                            Still me: but you said..

                                                                            • Con trau Con
                                                                              Con trau Con  3 hours back

                                                                              Solution: YouTube kids

                                                                              • America Ball
                                                                                America Ball  3 hours back

                                                                                Oh crud I realise that I have a geometry dash video

                                                                                • America Ball
                                                                                  America Ball  3 hours back

                                                                                  And why do YouTubers have to suffer because some lazy person can't watch their dang kids

                                                                                  • America Ball
                                                                                    America Ball  4 hours back

                                                                                    YouTube already is strict, this is going to make creators loose revenue

                                                                                    • America Ball
                                                                                      America Ball  4 hours back

                                                                                      This is going to ruin YouTube

                                                                                      • Thecoolgaming282
                                                                                        Thecoolgaming282  4 hours back

                                                                                        Does this mean stampy is at risk I watched him when I just started watching YouTube

                                                                                        • Max Erb
                                                                                          Max Erb  4 hours back

                                                                                          First... It was Tumblr.
                                                                                          Next... It was Facebook.
                                                                                          Now... It is Youtube.

                                                                                          • VH Swan
                                                                                            VH Swan  4 hours back

                                                                                   and the Emenator app has a great video platform. It's new but lots of functionality and none of this nonsense. It's a 17+ platform.

                                                                                            • I'll Win
                                                                                              I'll Win  4 hours back

                                                                                              Wait dont touch my scp youtubers

                                                                                              • Garrett French
                                                                                                Garrett French  4 hours back

                                                                                                I'm 8.......

                                                                                                • Garrett French
                                                                                                  Garrett French  4 hours back

                                                                                                  I'm 8