May 27, 2022

Video: Watch Think Tank Briefing/Discussion About New Children’s Online Privacy Regulations (COPPA)

The event was organized by the TechFreedom think tank and took place on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Washington D.C.

It aired on C-SPAN and a recording of the entire program is now available via the C-SPAN Video Library.

The video is keyword searchable (using a mechanically generated text transcript) and clips can be hosted/shared directly from the C-SPAN web site. 

Background (via TechFreedom Web Site)

The first of two panels will explore the legal and compliance questions raised by the revised rules and the FTC’s attempt to address them in Frequently Asked Questions. How difficult is compliance? Might some aspects of the rules be struck down in court? What First Amendment rights are at stake? This panel will include six distinguished legal experts:

The second panel will explore the policy trade-offs involved in COPPA. Is the law actually helping to protect children? How should we measure COPPA’s success — and costs? How much will the new rules help parents or hurt childrens’ media? Does COPPA burden some sites more than others? How should policymakers address children’s privacy in the future?  These are some of the questions that will be addressed by a panel including:

Direct to Video (via C-SPAN Video Library)

See Also: COPPA: Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Goes Into Effect Today (July 1, 2013)

See Also: With Tighter COPPA Regulations, Librarians See Hurdles to Kids’ Internet Use (July 9, 2013; via The Digital Shift) 

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.