While the potential FTC part of this equation has been troubling the immediate concerns have been related to how YouTube will implement their actions in response to the requirements put on them from their FTC case. Turns out that perhaps it is YouTube causing the problems for creators after all not the FTC. It appears that the COPPA law doesn't have just 2 categories but 3 and YouTube is ignoring the middle one. The categories are "for kids," "for teens/adults," and the one YouTube is ignoring "general audience" (appeals to kids and adults). Apparently the COPPA law specifically mentioned this group omitted by YouTube. Looks like Youtube is trying to pull a "fast one" for some reason and using the FTC as the boogieman for their own ends.