YouTube COPPA

YouTube’s Upcoming Changes for Creators

In the lawsuit settlement between FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and Google LLC, including its subsidiary YouTube, Google LLC will pay $170 million for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The FTC is a U.S. government agency which regulates domestic trade, and due to the U.S.’ rather Continue Reading

Dr. DisRespect: What Exactly Happened?

Early afternoon, between around 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST on Sept. 11, 2018, live-streamer Dr. DisRespect was seen responding to a noise he had heard during stream. You could hear a small portion of it during the stream and see some confusion as to what was happening at the time. Dr. Continue Reading

Nintendo Legal

Nintendo’s Complicated Legal History

Recently Nintendo shut down two Arizona-based emulation sites run by Jacob Mathias. The sites, loveROMS.com and LoveRetro.com, were notorious for offering easy access to illegal downloads of classic video game ROMs, and Nintendo had had enough. They sued Mathias for more than $100 million in statutory damages, and requested that Continue Reading

Power Up Podcast Episode 4

Power Up! Ep4 discusses many topics, including the state of Bioware! Tune in every week at twitch.tv/cultureofgaming. Show goes live at 3pm pst! COG – Facebook COG – Twitter COG – YouTube COG – Facebook Forums COG – Discord

Nintendo Creators Program Changes The Game

Nintendo is no longer letting YouTubers livestream, according to the latest change to their Nintendo Creators Program. Launched in 2015, the Nintendo Creators Program allows YouTubers to receive a portion of ad proceeds from any video containing Nintendo content. Before this, proceeds from any videos that included Nintendo-copyrighted material went Continue Reading