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https://youtu.be/h_Pmzb8bD1E (The FTC CALLED ME about COPPA... (GOOD NEWS!)

So updates on COPPA from the guy (KreekCraft) who was meeting with the FTC:
1) They have no desire to go after every YouTuber, only cases that are clear cut violations of the COPPA law.
2) Fines will hurt if given out, but they aren't going to try to bankrupt people with 42k fines.
3) The FTC isn't familiar with YouTube/knows little about it, and they don't know much about the exact systems that YouTube is trying to push onto us. They don't really understand how Channels work, and pretty much thought they were websites. That said, they also noted that mixed audience is a thing, and they are familiar with and acknowledge that these kinds of works do exist.
4) The FTC also cannot tell YouTube how to run their business oddly enough, only fine them for violating the law. This means that the For Kids/Not For kids mess was entirely YouTube's doing, and the FTC said that we should complain to YouTube about that, because they can't tell YouTube how to run their business.
5) If a video is deemed a violation, the FTC will send a warning or a subpoena (asking for more information) which could lead to legal trouble unless we provide information. The information is related to demographics, and the ages of the YouTube account don’t count as demographics info because (according to the FTC), kids can lie about their ages. If we cannot provide this info, they will pursue other means of finding demographic information, though it is unspecified as to how this works. This one is arguably the most concerning.
6) COPPA laws are vague INTENTIONALLY because they understand that not all animation content is for kids. They can’t be too specific because there are too many cases and contexts for such specific rules to apply to. Video games are a gray area, and note that most games have a mixed audience (Angry Birds cited as an example). If someone like PewdiePie were to make a Dora the Explorer skit that had adult elements, it would not count as kids content. CONTEXT IS IMPORTANT HERE. Just because a kids character or animated character is used, DOES NOT MEAN it’s automatically for kids.
7) Toy Channels aimed at helping parents figure out how to buy something = adults. Toy channels where a kid is playing around with toys = kids. Again depends on Context.
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8) Rated M games like Grand Theft Auto are considered adult, done deal. Rated T games are a bit grayer, but can generally be considered not for kids. Minecraft, Roblox and Rated E games are context dependent, due to the games having a wide audience. There will not be a black and white answer in this regard because it depends on a case by case basis.
9) The FTC rarely goes to court; impossible to take thousands of creators to court.
10) FTC doesn’t understand how YouTube works and keeps referring to channels as websites.
11) KEEP LEAVING COMMENTS TO THE FTC FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS.
12) YOUTUBE IS AT FAULT FOR NOT INCLUDING A MIXED AUDIENCE OPTION. GET ON THEIR CASE PEOPLE! THE FTC SAID THEY CAN DO THAT, BUT YOUTUBE DOESN’T DO IT.
13) KreekCraft is still planning to speak with the FTC for further details/clarifications.
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Here's some other stuff regarding COPPA from different creators; the first two are from a lawyer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv0xp8ZLneg (Rattling the COPPA Saber: On the Weaknesses of the FTC’s Case Against YouTube Content Creators)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3nGh3YvI14 (COPPA Cabana: On YouTube’s “Legal Requirement” Deception)
https://youtu.be/P-1xHglORp0 (Mr. Enter's Understanding COPPA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0veLrwd9CK4 (Chadtronic's MARKING WILL NOT SAVE YOU FROM COPPA POST)

https://change.org/p/youtubers-and-viewers-unite-against-ftc-regulation
https://ftc.gov/news-events/audio-video/video/ftc-press-conference-settlement-google-youtube
https://regulations.gov/comment?D=FTC-2019-0054-0001
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About Enigma2Me
Just a random guy with a love for video editing as a hobby. I currently make WoW Machinima, and have made cartoon AMVs in the past that might be too copyright heavy to upload here, though I am considering branching out to other ideas.
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