You're right, most people don't realize the difference between modding for personal use and modding to gain a competitive/unfair advantage (e.g. cheating/piracy). However the same can be said about hackers and pirates, both are lumped in together as being 'terrible' for the industry when they are not one and the same in many cases. Looking at your car analogy, we consumers have the right to modify or 'supe up' our cars without the manufacturer telling us what we can and cannot do minus government inspection. But you're right that in general we do not have the right to just run people down, nevertheless this still happens. An example being in my local area two young males were illegally street racing one another when one of them lost control at 110 MPH colliding with an SUV, killing a mother of two and ejecting one of the kids. Do you think because of this terrible incident that we should not have the right do alter or even own high powered cars? I personally don't, punishing everyone for the actions of a few is misguided. The same can be said with gun rights, but that is a whole different mess that I don't think we should explore . Of course this is an extreme example that I brought up with real consequences, we're talking about a video game console here that in most cases will lead us gamers to having a bad K/D ratio because some kid thinks he's funny using an aimbot. As already said I'm all for Sony banning consoles/users who are taking advantage of the system by trying to ruin the experience of others. However I personally find this to be predominantly an issue about control which I don't believe they should have outside the misuse of their service on top of using scare tactics against their own customers.