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Virtual Legality Episode 137

Not Just an FTC Problem: How YouTube’s COPPA Inaction Puts Content Creators At Risk

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Hello new subscribers! Since I can tell from my comments that many of you are YouTube Content Creators, it is important that you note the following:

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

And also...it's definitely not made for kids. :)

I know, I know, legal disclaimers and all, but they are important as every given person will have different circumstances and I can't advise folks directly on their own legal matters without a formal relationship. Thanks for watching!


Though the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has used specious reasoning and threats to intimidate content creators, YouTube is not without fault.

How are the actions taken by YouTube and Google indicative of a desire to simply avoid compliance entirely?

How does that choice result in the increased risk, stress, and panic we are seeing today?

And just how easy would it be for YouTube to correct course, comply with COPPA, and aid its users?

Gates are the new doors...in Virtual Legality.

#YouTube #COPPA #FTC


Discussed in this episode:

"PART 312—CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE"
https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=4939e77c77a1a1a08c1cbf905fc4b409&node=16%3A1.0.1.3.36&rgn=div5

2013 COPPA Final Rule Amendment Commentary
https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/2012-31341.pdf

"Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business"
FTC "Tips" Blog
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule-six-step-compliance

FTC Revised Complaint against Youtube
https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/172_3083_youtube_revised_complaint.pdf

Stipulated Consent Order
FTC/New York v Google/YouTube - September 4, 2019
https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/172_3083_youtube_coppa_consent_order.pdf

"It appears that there will be an "Age Gate" for certain players..."
Tweet - November 20, 2019 - @FireMonkey
https://twitter.com/iFireMonkey/status/1197253319980400641


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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