Friday, November 22, 2019

COPPA, the FTC, YouTube & the Action Figure Community


For mining data for targeted marketing to YouTube viewers under the age of thirteen, YouTube and Google settled with the Federal Trade Commission for a record $170 million dollars. Though you must claim to be thirteen or older to sign up for a YouTube account, YouTube was ruled in violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. Now YouTube has washed it's hands of this responsibility, throwing content creators under the bus, putting the responsibility of policing back on them. By complying, content creators must mark videos as made for children if the subject is of even remote interest, stripping their videos of many features, including comments and monetization. The FTC can fine also anyone up to $42,000.00 per video if found in violation.



RetroBlasting's call to action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAjwFUOoWpQ

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Fill in your years on YouTube and favorite channels in the first few paragraphs where the XXs are, THEN PASTE IT INTO THE COMMENT BOX AT THIS LINK:
https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FTC-2019-0054-0001

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