No, you can't do whatever you want with items that you own. - Yes, you can, where there isn't a specific law saying you can't If you own a firearm, you can't give it to someone on the street. - That is because someone made a specific law saying you can't do that with guns If you own medical marijuana, you can't give it to someone. - Someone made a specific law saying you cant use drugs. (even if you own them!) - Then someone said: "oh wait, you CAN use medical marijuana from special places" - When they said you can use medial Marijuana, the same law said: "oh and its illegal to give it away" If you own a house, you can't build additions to it without approval by the town. - Someone made a law saying: "because you might be a bastard to your neighbours we wont let you build unless we approve it first" - The law exists because it affects other people. You can't burn a cross in your yard, even if it is your cross and your yard. - The law says you can do and say whatever you want. - EXCEPT you can't do/say hate speech. - The court decided burning crosses was hate speech. You own your body don't you but you can't walk around town naked and you can't harm yourself. - Again, someone made a law saying you cant walk around naked. So, you are wrong on every point (when trying to relate it to hacking the PS3). Except for one thing, the only thing you didn't say. The DMCA says you can't remove "Technical Protection Measures", UNLESS it is a mobile phone. YOU ARE allowed to remove TPM's from mobile phones. Other than this (arguably retarded) law (DMCA) you are more or less allowed to do whatever you want. Want a car analogy? You are allowed to buy 2 cars. You ARE NOT allowed to take 2 cars on to a public road and play dodgems (crash into each other) EVEN THOUGH YOU OWN THEM BOTH!!! - The law says this is dangerous **for other people**. But, here's the kicker. You can take your 2 cars to a farm (that you own - you aren't allowed to trespass!) And you can play dodgem car demolition derby ** AS MUCH AS YOU WANT ** How can this be!!?