has anyone heard about this new youtube rule or law?

i watched a video about it recently by youtube user 'press for truth' in canada.

i won't post the video about this new youtube law, but i will post what it says in the video description about it, here;

The FTC wants to fine YouTubers over $42k per video for child attractive content that is labeled for adults only. YouTube was found guilty of violating COPPA by misusing the information of children under the age of 13 who needed their parents permission but didn’t receive it. YouTube is now making the content creators directly responsible for deciding if their content is child friendly or not and if they get it wrong they’ll be slapped with a fine of $42,530.00! In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth provides examples of where we’ve seen this before, how it’s all a ruse to stifle free speech online and most importantly what you as an individual can do about it to protect free speech moving forward.


has anyone heard about this or is worried about it?

 im just a small channel with a handful of videos, which are mainly old tv clips....i joined youtube in 2007.

what can i do? is this anything to be concerned about?

1 Answer

  • ioerr
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    i've gotten as far as actually looking over the ftc's rules about that and so on, and they're about as legally vague as i expected them to be.  it's very scary yes

    as for that 42k per video fine thing, the ftc page says the fines could be "up to" 42k, so who knows how likely it is any given evil doer would be slapped with that full amount

    a whole lot is unknown about this in general, which, yes, again, is very scary. 

    at least one of these youtubers, who apparently claims to be some kind of lawyer, speculates that scaring people is the actual intent, and the ftc would, in reality, have a hard time justifying their threatened fines of youtubers themselves, based on the actual, legal text of the coppa law they're saying they're going to enforce

    the ftc had one of their mouth pieces in a press conference a while back, in which they made these scary threats.  our "youtube lawyer" states that making overblown threats like that is common practice amongst such bureaucrats; it's their way of influencing the people they're threatening, to an extent greater than the actual power they wield would allow them to

    but who the hell knows, really, and who the hell wants to volunteer to be the first guy dragged into court somewhere, on his own dime, paying for a lawyer and everything else, with the plaintiff being the ftc, and all their resources, to test these theories eh

    it's a kafkaesque s hit show, is what i call it, on the whole. 

    beyond that, i'll just refer you to my previous, overly long answer:


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