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.
Companies don't like having to change business models. Your logic in "why don't they start one" is extremely faulty. I don't wanna start a company because I find it boring, not intellectually challenging, and not worth the stress of starting one. I'm sure others have other forms of reasons too.
As for the links, there are so many counltess of people who have the the same faulty reasoning as you that I just get tired of having to hunt them down each time. However you are in luck because very recently I had to gather them up again:
Tag(thx fkusumot) - "Yet again I completely fail to see your point..."
HD vs Wii, PC vs HD: http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=93374
Why Regenerating Health is a crap game mechanic: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=3986420
gamrReview's broken review scores: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4170835