TO the bolded. Because they don't know any better either.
Furthermore, the studies i think he linked I know, and specifically the dutch one points out that the economy GROWS because of piracy. Then the Japanese government found out anime piracy increased the market. Meanwhile the others (specifically the US government) kept saying that they just can't find any harm. Not being able to find harm is a result in and of itself, because it shows there is no harm done.
Lastly those "unkown" university wouldn't happen to be the US/dutch/japanese governments, would they? I am also curious what a "known" university is to you and how known/unknown has ANY bearing on scientific data.
The end result is that people have a kneejerk reaction when absolutely ALL studies done have shown that piracy doesn't do harm. It takes a certain amount of close mindedness to keep arguing and believing a point that studies have continuously shown to be faulty.
If they don't know better, any collective of people can try to arrange a meeting to show it... i don't think that mega corporations are dumb and the forum posters are so much better prepared to run bussiness (because if they are they should start their own company to compet... as i think hackers should make theirs console since they are very kwnoledgeable).
The links he provided wasn't from any government, he gave one that was a news report of the suit against piratebay and the other was from a small university that i don't remember the name....
And every time someone say that there are studies they never bother to link it... and i do think if you have kwoledge just spread it... go to the companies and show them the reality, if you are a security research and not a douchbag go the company and show your discoveries, don't publish it for potentialy harmfull use.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"