So has anybody thought about how this whole COPPA mess is going to effect lost media? Most of the lost media is about old kid shows. I've been uploading backups of my stuff on bitchute but i dont think people realize that we may loose alot of media again because of videos and channels being deleted on youtube that host lost media. Also will this COPPA plague spread to other hosting sites?
I don't know much on the topic of COPPA, but from my understanding is that COPPA is just cutting ad revenue for videos and channels that have kids media, not completely deleting and purging Youtube of it. Correct me anyone if I'm wrong.
It’s a lot more than just cutting ad revenue. This can totally destroy channels and even cause people to get sued for up to $45,000 regardless of whether you state it’s for kids or not. This is affecting EVERYTHING on YouTube, not just kids content. Youtube has wiped their hands clean of it, blaming it on the FTC and the Youtubers themselves. Starting December 10th they’ll be purging channels that aren’t commercially viable (so basically 90% of the channels on YouTube)
Post by forlornjackalope on Nov 21, 2019 1:57:35 GMT
I think I've been living in a sewer for a while because of how COPPA blew up again almost overnight. I don't know much about the topic, and the last I heard someone bring it up by name was a video that Justin Whang made nearly a year ago about Rotten and online censorship. This is going to be very interesting how this plays out since the adpocalypse obliterated a lot of channels - lost media-related or not, and the amount of outrage this is going to spark is unfathomable to me.
With that being said, please make backups of everything you have or you can find. Save them to your Drive, Cloud storage, backup drives, and other sources. Hell, make copies for your friends and acquaintances to hold onto as well. I've already done this myself with music-related media before Myspace crashed and wiped out everything. Youtube has been going down a path of destruction for well over ten years now, and it's beyond unfortunate that this is what it has come down to.
Lost Media will be effected because its mostly kid oriented, doesnt matter if its 30+ year old cartoons its still cartoons. Some people think its about money, that if a video is marked for kids then it just wont make money. NO, if a video or channel is marked or flagged for kids here is a list of things that will happen.
The following features won’t be available on individual videos or live streams:
Personal advertising Comments Channel branding watermark Donate button Cards or end screens Live chat or live chat donations Notification bell Playback in the Miniplayer Super Chat or Super Stickers Save to playlist
Your channel also won’t have the following:
Stories Community posts Notification bell Channel Memberships
Viewers also won’t be able to “Save to Watch later” or “Save to playlist.”
There are some leaks that say the videos will not be available in searches as well. Effectively putting videos marked as "for kids" into limited state. Youtube will also delete videos and channels who are repeat offenders or who try and skirt the rules.
There are so many destructive aspects to this. Lets say, there is a large channel hosting lost media, for the most part has been abandoned by the original channel holder. They don't mark their existing catalogue of videos as for kids, the FTC finds that channel, contacts them, they don't respond, (because its a dead channel just hosting videos), FTC then tells youtube, and youtube deletes said channel. POOF lost media lost again.
another scenario is, people just stop uploading content all together because the risk outweighs the reward.
It effects everything if the rules that are standing now, dont get changed.
I already signed it yesterday. I don't want to get in the risk on never seeing/hearing any of my favorite videos on YouTube again. Besides, I had a YouTube account since I was 14 and I haven't made any video on my account. I was only there to watch, like, and comment.