Does anyone actually care about the U.S. anime industry? It's run by con artists and highway robbers who spit out translations of a lower quality than most fansubs and then try to work the legal system to establish legal authority to render the downloading of Japanese fansubbed shows illegal.
They're like radio broadcasting stations crying about CDs, or CDs crying about mp3 players. The service they once legitimately provided (bringing translated anime to the U.S.) no longer has any value, so they cling to the legal system to try to create artificial demand.
Let me spell out what would happen if the entire R1 anime business collapsed and U.S. companies stopped licensing:
-Japanese companies would lose less than 2% of their revenue, possibly under 1%. The money they get from U.S. licensees is completely insignificant. The quality or quantity of anime would not be affected in any noticeable way.
-Fansubs would be more readily available, more translators would be willing to step out of the shadows and translate (due to the removal of any possible illegality), meaning more translations for lesser-known products.