Jump to content

Thoughts on the whole YouTube COPPA thing?


HIGHHorse
 Share

Recommended Posts

I am one of those people who enjoy watching people play games. I think it is the main reason I even bother with YouTube anymore. 

With what is going to happen, if it sticks, anyone who plays video games will lose most if not all of their revenue and likely not even bother on YouTube anymore. As a result, neither will I.

What are your thoughts with what is going on?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I typically don't watch gaming streams or Let's Plays anymore, but that sucks for those that do. Looking into COPPA, though, I fail to see how gaming streams have much if anything to do with children's privacy.

And hilariously, I found an article where someone referred to YouTube as the "number one kids’ site in the world." I know YouTube is popular with just about all age groups, but since when has it ever been considered a kids' site?

The real issue here isn't YouTube, it's parents that want to shuffle their kids off to the TV or computer screen instead of actually supervising them and getting upset when said kids end up seeing something they shouldn't see. Oh, and don't forget the big payouts that the FTC and New York will be getting, those are just a couple of rather unfortunate side effects. 🙄

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/21/2019 at 8:15 AM, Parzival said:

And hilariously, I found an article where someone referred to YouTube as the "number one kids’ site in the world." I know YouTube is popular with just about all age groups, but since when has it ever been considered a kids' site?

Since parents stopped paying attention to what their kids do online. You need to be 13 and older to even have an account. All this mess comes down to the parents, as usual. Adults who don't even have children get punished because of them. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I will be honest, when it comes to watching gamers and gaming videos, I tend to watch this stuff on Twitch. What I enjoy on YouTube is more geared at collectible videos and PC related videos. The latter should be safe from this but I have a feeling a number of collector's I am subbed to will be quitting. One already said he is likely done come January as his make collection focuses on video game characters and anime characters. This will likely qualify him as being a kid's channel even though he is a 30 something year old man who hates kids. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They broke the law, essentially, and now they have to pay the cost of this. They knew they were doing it too but I guess they didn't think anyone would notice? lol

It is a shame. YouTube has been going downhill since 2015 and I can't imagine to see it improve, not for content creators anyways. They are trying to force them off the platform and put a focus on content created by TV shows, News, networks, and celebrities. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/24/2019 at 3:05 PM, YellowDragon said:

They broke the law, essentially, and now they have to pay the cost of this. They knew they were doing it too but I guess they didn't think anyone would notice? lol

It is a shame. YouTube has been going downhill since 2015 and I can't imagine to see it improve, not for content creators anyways. They are trying to force them off the platform and put a focus on content created by TV shows, News, networks, and celebrities. 

Yeah I would even say before this. If you happened to get a large following prior to 2014, you were in a gold lining. It is insanely hard for anyone to get anywhere on the platform now thanks to their BS rules, horrible algorithm, and shady business deals.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

When Google bought it, which was back around the mid to the late 2000s, was when YouTube really started going downhill. Back then, you could upload practically anything beyond real snuff films and no one, not even copyright holders, seemed to care. Then Google bought it, copyright holders suddenly started caring because they probably realized they could easily sue a billion dollar corporation for millions in free money, and then Google began removing content wholesale.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Parzival said:

When Google bought it, which was back around the mid to the late 2000s, was when YouTube really started going downhill. Back then, you could upload practically anything beyond real snuff films and no one, not even copyright holders, seemed to care. Then Google bought it, copyright holders suddenly started caring because they probably realized they could easily sue a billion dollar corporation for millions in free money, and then Google began removing content wholesale.

I can't blame them for being stricter with stuff but it ruined the vibe of YouTube. I remember being an active watcher back in 2007. It was just so different. There was creative freedom involved and it was just refreshing to be able to find new content creators all the time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, mizTik said:

I can't blame them for being stricter with stuff but it ruined the vibe of YouTube. I remember being an active watcher back in 2007. It was just so different. There was creative freedom involved and it was just refreshing to be able to find new content creators all the time.

I first got steady Internet service around that time and YouTube and Wikipedia were just about the absolute greatest things I'd ever found on it at the time.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/26/2019 at 7:43 PM, Parzival said:

I first got steady Internet service around that time and YouTube and Wikipedia were just about the absolute greatest things I'd ever found on it at the time.

I had a few years under my belt already. Had internet in my house growing up. I didn't have my own computer until I bought my first laptop in 2006. I remember finding sites like these and just getting lost for hours. I can't do it anymore. Just not the same.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 hours ago, Parzival said:

Because of Pornhub, right? Come on, man up and admit it.

I have a younger brother and when YouTube started picking up he somehow ended up on RedTube... I lost it. He thought people were watching porn all day and nothing else. He was 13 at the time. I am sure he graduated to Pornhub after that. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 12/4/2019 at 9:18 PM, Parzival said:

Because of Pornhub, right? Come on, man up and admit it.

sdfvdsxe.png.1b5078d6cb3a23d03fab81dbf9a88948.png

 
 
1
 Advanced issue found
 
 
Spoiler

I would have to say that with everything the internet has to offer these days and all the changes happening, for better or worse... Porn is the only thing that hasn't changed. lol

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...
10 hours ago, Parzival said:

I honestly haven't noticed any change in any of the channels I follow.

I think if they changed settings on there channel to mature audiences it will be fine. I have found that we can't even post links to videos anymore on PlayStation messenger app. We can't link our grieve battles or new content links. Not sure if it's YouTube or PlayStation but they have put the smack down on posting links. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

49 minutes ago, Bucnation3139 said:

I think if they changed settings on there channel to mature audiences it will be fine. I have found that we can't even post links to videos anymore on PlayStation messenger app. We can't link our grieve battles or new content links. Not sure if it's YouTube or PlayStation but they have put the smack down on posting links. 

I haven't been able to post YT links in Communities nor the msg app for as long as I remember. Perhaps the latter I could but I always remember having problems with it. It would screw up the link and/or add "***" in. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

I haven't been able to post YT links in Communities nor the msg app for as long as I remember. Perhaps the latter I could but I always remember having problems with it. It would screw up the link and/or add "***" in. 

Wow ! We have all been posting YouTube videos of music or one of our channels were we have major battles with grieves but since Monday we can post nothing that has the YouTube name on it. Its all just gameplay videos and most of us Never record us talking it's all game noise.  Its completely wrecking how we communicate. I'm told we can still use PlayStation share but that app runs me in circles. 😀

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Supposedly, if your channel is for kids or "kid friendly" the comment sections will be removed. I don't watch any channels like this to know if it happened. 

I do know that there have been a number of changes with Sony but that has to do more with Sony than Google/Youtube.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, RON said:

Supposedly, if your channel is for kids or "kid friendly" the comment sections will be removed. I don't watch any channels like this to know if it happened. 

I do know that there have been a number of changes with Sony but that has to do more with Sony than Google/Youtube.

Seems you're right. I just checked the Totally Spies! channel and the comment sections on all the videos I looked at are disabled. Granted, they were mostly filled with comments about how hot the three protagonists are, but I digress.

 

 

 

 

 

I like that show. Don't judge me. 🙉

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I heard that they are going to start pushing things into action. You'll have to mark vids safe for kids or not. Most adults should mark not safe so they have a comment section, regardless if your content is child friendly or not. Then you have the consider ad revenue which supposedly will be cut for both, so no matter if you label your content for everyone or just adults, you won't be earning as much. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

LATEST RDR2 NEWS CLIPS

×
×
  • Create New...