THE COPPA LAW | Draw My Life


In the previous weeks we have received a lot
of messages where you ask us to talk about the COPPA law. Just like it happened last
year with Article 13, many of you are worried about the impact this law will have on YouTube,
which will come into effect in 2020. But what is this law about, exactly? COPPA is a 1998 US law, periodically updated
by the FTC, the Federal Trade Commission, that aims to fulfill several points related to
protecting children’s data on the Internet. The objective of this law is to prevent facilitating
the personal information of children without their parents’ consent. Here’s an example: Surely you’ve noticed that
after doing several searches on YouTube about the same topic you start seeing more suggested
videos about that topic in the recommended videos section. This happens because the website
and app collect data about our search history and uses it to offer us content and ads aligned
with our interests. That is precisely what the COPPA law would
forbid YouTube from doing with users younger than 13 years old, as the law considers that
doing that violates their rights. That way, all uploaded videos targeted toward kids,
such as videos with kid-friendly characters, toys or songs, must be marked as so. Now, what would this new law entail, exactly?
Will YouTube have to close down channels which have videos targeted towards children? The
truth is that, despite all the alarmism surrounding this topic, nobody is talking about deleting
this kind of content. The reality is that the platform will simply
stop showing ads based on search history for users younger than 13 years old. Although
they will keep including other kinds of ads, it’s very likely that the income of some creators
will go down. That is why many channels whose primary audience is children are so worried. Besides, YouTube will also limit certain features
on content for children, such as: Comments, like and dislike buttons, the notification
bell, end screens, and the community tab. The intention of all these measures is protecting
the privacy of minors. At this point you might be wondering: How
will YouTube determine if a particular video is targeted towards children or not? Well,
although YouTube will use an algorithm to filter information, the final responsibility
will be on the users who upload videos. That could entail certain legal and monetary penalties
on uploaders if they select the wrong audience for the videos they upload. Also, although
this law has its legal framework inside the United States, the entire world will have
to comply with it. Although the COPPA law has been in effect
for many years, YouTube didn’t take serious measures about it until the United States
government fined the company with 170 million dollars. It is still too soon to know how
COPPA will affect all of this, or how much time the platform will need to implement all
necessary changes. What do you think TikTakers? How will YouTube change after this?

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Many of you have asked us about about COPPA, so we hope this video helps! What are your thoughts about this law? Will it affect Youtube as we know it? 🤔

  2. It's okay. You can use an app named "Vimeo" . It's like youtube but different and safer. I hope you had a good day! 😀

  3. Couldn't you just make a stystem for users from the end of YouTube song 13 and up will be able to do stuff but if you're lower you can't.. that honestly makes more sense…

  4. I like your videos but you intentionally alter the info about this bullshit to make it seem more fair 😡
    It'll touch the channels which the machine considers "for children" even if children are far from being the majority in the audience of this particar blogger.
    And it's not only "less ads" – it's also no comments and huge fines.

    I personally think it's lunacy – so adults can't stop their children from searching stuff that's why no one should be able to see it? 😡

    It's your problem if your child behaves badly not the other people's. Plus children even should not be (!) on YouTube! Make sure you explain it to them before shrieking about violation of their rights.

    I think, they should place a fine on parents whose underage children surf YouTube 🤷‍♀️

  5. Is YouTube dumb? WE LITERALLY HAVE YOUTUBE KIDS WHY THE HELL ARE THEY DOING THIS IF THERE IS A YOUTUBE FOR KIDS?!?!?

  6. What if if u are a YouTube but you are young like 9 y/o and u forget to say if ur video is for kids will will have to pay the bill… 0-0

  7. The problem: COPPA suing YouTube and Google for having explicit content that children aren't supposed to look
    Solution: Ban YouTube for those under 13 and only YouTube Kids exist even if they try to search it on Google or App/Play store

    I don't hella know if that's even possible but there it is

  8. How would youtube change after this?

    Me : Gaming, art and craft, animations (include me) and anything with children contents will probably be gone or we'll be fined if we click on not made for kids and the content is made for kids (or if youtube somehow thinks it is made for kids)… 🙁

    And my channel just hit 2k subs… I hope it won't just be over in 2020 ;(

  9. hold on, so the FTC is mad at youtube. But Netflix collects data and shows you recommended videos. I’m just hoping Netflix isn’t next.. and your channel should be safe, because of the horror thumbnail children won’t click on the video so, keep doing that and you should (maybe) be fine.

  10. Coppa Must Be Terminated

    EVEN IF IM ONLY 10 I F***NG LOVE ALL MEMES OF JOJO AND LOVE ANIME *not devilman it burns my eyes so i cri

  11. Well… Time to go back to the olden days of people making their websites in order to upload videos before YouTube existed.

  12. Even if the creator selected the target viewer the youtube can just manually selected vid and change it into the wrong target (from some youtuber) so isnt its like a threat?

  13. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗲𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗯𝗲

  14. THE FREAKIN EFFECT OF COPPA IS-YOUTUBE WILL BE A DISASTER FOR SOME FREAKIN YOUTUBER THAT UPLOUD VID WITH KINDA OF SWEARING!

  15. Actually im 10 years old im way younger than you think but i don't really watch some adult things i just watch some cartoon networks i watch steven universe all the time i love the SU so muchhh im not lying, promise,also i watch it at youtube. So COPPA don't ever make youtube disappear anyway, you can't effect them! Please understood that don't make youtube Go away please i beg you 6× PLEASE~

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