You're wrong, there is a big difference between modifying your PS3 and pirating. Piracy is illegal, so is robbing stores or running over people.
I know freedom is good, but the freedom we want is bad for Sony, so we're being ignorant by saying we deserve It anyway just because we're special and we bought the product. That's what the car example was all about, we can't have too much freedom, you can't run over people with It just because you bought It.
The mod StanSmith got banned without ever playing online. I'm sorry, but people should stop spreading rumors as facts, there are people who don't cheat and don't play CoD online that still get banned, there are also people who did that and didn't get banned, It's feeling quite random so far.