In recent years, there have been calls to introduce a new, universal licence for the online video-sharing service, as many businesses have sought to avoid licensing fees.
However, it is not clear whether such a change would be a good idea, or a bad one.
A new report by the research arm of the International Institute for Digital Media (IIDM), however, has put forward the idea that the idea is a good one.
It found that the industry could save millions of dollars a year by introducing a new licence.
The research, published in the Journal of Consumer and Information Studies, said a universal licence would help businesses to be “more transparent” in the way they sell content.
The report also said the change could help consumers get more accurate information about the availability of content.
It noted that many people are still buying content online without paying for it, despite the fact that they have been warned about the risks of paying for content online.
In its study, IIDM examined the industry’s response to a previous version of the “content licence” introduced by the European Union in April, which required content producers to be registered with the regulator, the European Copyright Office.
The new version of this licence requires that all content creators must provide a licence to a third party.
But the report found that businesses could avoid paying any licensing fees if they simply changed their business model.
They could sell to content buyers on a subscription basis, rather than paying the licence fee.
And they could do so without having to pay any licensing fee at all.
“There is a strong argument that the current system in place could save companies and consumers billions of euros per year by eliminating the licensing fees,” said the report’s co-author, Michael De Vito, a senior lecturer in consumer information technology and media at Oxford University.
“The question is, what would be the downside of doing this?”
The report said the most likely impact would be lower subscription prices for users of content on the internet, because they would have less of a need to pay for the service.
“However, there are other potential costs, including increased costs for copyright owners to defend against litigation by third parties and for those who are forced to close or limit their business to pay the licence fees,” the report said.
The researchers analysed a range of data to estimate how much money could be saved by a change to the licensing rules.
“It is not a perfect analysis,” said co-lead author Rui de Souza, from the University of Barcelona, Spain.
“We have to be careful about assumptions.
So, we can only say that it is plausible to expect a cost saving of about $50 billion per year for businesses. “
And there are no figures on the costs of this change.
The report found a cost savings of about €1.8 billion in the EU. “
On the other hand, there is the issue of the costs to the publishers of having to change their business models, which will have an impact on revenue.”
The report found a cost savings of about €1.8 billion in the EU.
The authors said that if all content were sold through a subscription model, the price of a subscription would be roughly €6.20, which is less than the cost of a DVD.
However they said that the cost savings would not be the same for every content provider.
“While the cost would be higher for subscription companies, the benefits would be even more pronounced for companies who have to negotiate with the rights holders for the rights to use their content, such as publishers of digital video games, film and music,” they said.
A universal licence could help companies be more transparent in the ways they sell their content “It would help them to be more open about the ownership of their content and how it is used,” De Vio said.
For example, it would allow companies to be transparent about the nature of their work and how they use it.” “
This would be particularly important for content that is currently in the public domain.
For example, it would allow companies to be transparent about the nature of their work and how they use it.”
The researchers found that a universal license could also help consumers to get more accurately information about how much content is available.
“If content producers and content buyers are able to be able to sell their videos directly to consumers, they will be able more quickly to provide accurate information on their pricing and distribution of their videos,” they wrote.
“As the number of users who are online increases, the cost associated with delivering content becomes more expensive.
In this way, content producers could become more efficient in their business.”