Re: So what?
@Duncan McDonald, sorry, every video you watch has copyright. It is automatic assigned to the creator for new material.
If you watch a "compilation" video of snippits from other people, that is an infringement of copyright, unless the compiler has received a waiver from every single film maker who's clips he has used - and yes, that means Vine compilations, dashcams, pop videos, silly accidents, sports coverage etc.
If a person hasn't uploaded original content that they themselves have filmed or for which they have bought the copyright or a license to reproduce, that video is in breach of copyright.
YouTube knows this, Google knows this, most people making the videos know this - and legitimate vloggers get permission, before they include other people's clips in their videos. But it is a lot of work for Google, because they let YouTube build up its volume on the back of copyright infringement, instead of finding a way at the beginning to vet content and scale that up with the service.
No they are faced with running an illegal service and they can't be arsed to do anything about it, so they are threatening to throw their toys out the pram.
And, yes, I do watch about half a dozen YouTube channels, but they all show their own original content.