2. Not if they cripple it to the point that it no longer serves its original and (at the time of sale) marketed purposes!
3. Sony killed OtherOS to try to stop GeoHot, no? He had to modify the hardware to use his exploit! And even before he pulled it off, he claimed to be against piracy and stated that his exploit would not enable it.
4. The pirates you speak of don't exist yet, the technicality being the exploit doesn't exist yet. Therefore, no software to enable piracy = no pirates on the system...
Must I remind you of the DRM suit that Sony lost awhile back because they installed rootkits onto their users computers?.. They lost that case... horribly!
Amen to that!
1. It's not about the money! Sony pulled Bait and Switch! Consumers are angry, pure and simple!