Wow, so you are comparing people with CFW with murderers? Don't be ridiculous. Following your own analogy, buying a car DOES give you the right to modify it as you wish since you OWN it, for God's sake.
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.
Whoever got banned and is on Rebug, can you please tell me if you change your PS3ID by using the Rebug Toolbox do you get unbanned?
I wonder because I'm pretty sure I'm not banned but I want to go online. I've been hearing about people getting banned but not particularly on this site.
And since this website is most reliable for me at least can somebody please tell me if the method works..
For those wondering... If you want to keep network access on your PS3 BUT prevent it going home to Sony simply change your DNS settings to a fake address in your home network. This prevents it looking up names on the Internet so it will not be able to look up $ony servers.