I'm sorry if I'm casting rather a wide net, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
has had a bit of a stoush with the Federal Trade Commission
over how COPPA
is applied on its website.
This situation, and the fallout from it, has hits multiple news sites. The Verge
has an article covering the changes in YouTube
's rules for example.
's own guidelines
on this situation leave me a bit berfuddled, because whilst they consider "games
" to be content aimed at children, I do not know how this actually affects video games
, and for TASVideos, and uploaders - both former and present - of TAS-related content, this might actually be a bit of a problem.
In addition, the process for manually changing individual videos - not all content on my YouTube channel
is of TAS's, or even entirely of video games - is incredibly laboursome, and it's very undesirable to set the entire channel as being for children. Particularly since some videos are definitely not
I come here asking if this is a situation that the TASVideos staff, particularly the publishers, have come to any terms with. If action does need to be taken, I'll contact the other ex-publishers I've kept tabs with over this time.
Hopefully, the consensus is that we don't need to do anything. But if we do need to do something, I hope we can figure out speedy procedures for setting individual videos as being for children - because right now, the tools Google supply for doing this on YouTube are actually awful to use.
Also, obligatory YouTube corporate video discussing the matter