I wish that people would stop blaming copyright law. Copyright law isn't the problem. Youtube is the problem. They refuse to defend the fair use rights of their content generators and users. It's hard to think of another corporation nowadays that shows more contempt and disregard for the satisfaction of its customers. They are the modern equivalent of a shitty cable company that can treat you any way that they want because they have a monopoly.
The problem is that they technically don't, as there are TONS of other video streaming sites. Eventually YouTube's going to get what it apparently desires - a mass exodus of gaming content from their site as it becomes impossible not to get flagged there.
People say that sarcastically but what if that is exactly what they want? What if they've seen the legal writing on the wall, crunched the numbers and decided that the best plan is to just push all this stuff out?
Wanna make it even juicier? How about push them all out, see where they all go, and then buy that!
Yup, PewDiePie may be number #1, but the vast majority of videos and views have nothing to do with video games. And since games seem to be the ones who are hit hardest by all this copyright bullshit, youtube will continue with the successes it has for a long time.
The only thing that will kill it is a better website.
That's the irony for me.
There was a bit of a row in comments of "Scoops & The Wolf featuring TotalBiscuit" about how TB allegedly pointed out that a single user was insignificant and meaningless when you consider that he gets "8000 new subs a day".
Yet when Google says he is insignificant when you consider the 800 billion hits they get a day* it was all "arm in the air with disgust at the arrogance",