Besides, it is not like this is very important information, unless you plan to post videos in the next 12 months/2 years.
Sat 6 Jun, 2020 12:59 pm
I thought to avoid getting in trouble with COPPA people are indicating whether or not their stuff is kid-friendly or not.
Isn't this correct?
Rebel can you just please answer this? It's a simple yes-or-no question.
Sat 6 Jun, 2020 02:36 pm
"Reached by The Verge, Google confirmed that this new [child friendly labeling] system was the result of a landmark $170 million settlement YouTube reached with the Federal Trade Commission in September for allegedly violating children’s privacy. It’s the largest fine ever collected under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which forbids collecting data from children under the age of 13 without explicit consent from their parents.
In this case, the ruling means YouTube can’t employ its powerful ad-targeting system on anyone who might be under the age of 13 — a dire problem for a platform with so many young users."
"If the FTC does take action against channel owners, it’s likely to be both selective and heavy-handed. The FTC is a small agency and doesn’t
Honestly, you would be fine as your channel would be considered too small to get the noticed by the FTC. By the time your channel is big enough, you should be aware what content would be in violation.
YouTube and the FTC can barely stop people from breaking copyright law and posting copyrighted material on a daily basis.
So what are you saying? I don't have to concern myself with putting any disclaimers on my videos or under them on my channel on YouTube indicating whether or not my videos are for kids to comply with COPPA regulations until my channel gets big enough?
There is nothing saying about putting disclaimer on videos.
If you actually looked up other videos marked kid-friendly (by looking up known kid-friendly channels and not Ixapter's channel), you would see many do not have any disclaimer.
For example, here is a scene from Frozen II. Under the video, it says
"Watch the full “Show Yourself” sequence from Disney’s “Frozen 2” featuring the original song performed by Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) and Evan Rachel Wood (voice of Queen Iduna), written by Academy Award® winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez.
Performed by Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood
From Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)"
It also includes links to buy the soundtrack and surprisingly a link to the sheet music.
The channel DisneyMusicVEVO itself is not marked kid-friendly, but several of its videos are marked.
By the way, I only replied back just so I have an excuse to link a scene from Frozen
"In theory, YouTube has always been subject to COPPA, but those restrictions have taken on new urgency in the wake of the recent settlement with the FTC. Under the terms of the settlement, YouTube is required to 'develop, implement, and maintain a system for Channel Owners to designate whether their Content on the YouTube Service is directed to Children.' Under the system that YouTube rolled out on Tuesday, creators who strictly make children’s content can also have their entire channel designated as directed at children. Once a video is labeled as kids’ content, all personalized ads will be shut off, replaced with 'contextualized' advertising based on the video itself."
Sat 6 Jun, 2020 03:17 pm
Thank you for responding. I told you I don't care about Frozen.
Dailymotion's policy indicates that children under the authorized age in their country of residence (“ Minors”) are not permitted to register with Dailymotion without the involvement and consent of a parent or legal guardian. If the user has an online account with Dailymotion, then their policy indicates that they will have the ability to review and update personal information online by logging into the user's account, and can also review and update personal information by contacting Dailymotion. COPPA is not discussed explicitly in the policy, but parental consent for a minor's account is required. FERPA is not mentioned, nor is school use of the product."
Sun 7 Jun, 2020 11:55 am
Stuff on YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe and other video-sharing sites, artist/writer community sites, social media sites and other online platforms needs to be age-gated. Stuff intended for mature viewers and listeners should not be easily accessible to minors.
Sun 7 Jun, 2020 12:12 pm
Going by what I read about COPPA it only really seems to be an issue for content creators if what they are producing and showcasing online looks like and/or sound like it could appeal to kids - if there seems to be any ambiguity regarding who they are making their stuff for.
There are people who produce and showcase stuff that looks and/or sounds like it could appeal to kids when in actuality it's not intended for them.
I remember the video game Conker's Bad Fur Day sparked contraversy because parents erroneously thought and/or assumed it was a kids' game because it featured a cutesy-looking cartoon squirrel in it and on the packaging for the game.
I recall having a job in a department store years ago doing customer service in the electronics department. I was behind a counter and there were video games on display behind me. The Conker game was one of them. I remember some parents came up to me asked me if the Conker game was a kids'/family game. They wanted to know if it was okay for their kids to play, or something along those lines.
I remember for whatever reason parents erroneously thought and/or assumed the movie Sausage Party was a kids' movie.
This is ignorance on the parents' part. Not every cartoon, video game, etc. that looks and sounds cutesy is intended for kids. Parents shouldn't think and assume all cartoons, video games, etc. are harmless fun. Record, audio tape and CD covers have parental advisory labels on them for a reason. Parents need to monitor what entertainment their kids are and could be subjected to and do research on it. They need to do research on this stuff beforehand.