I think Sony is trying too hard to avoid the PSP fiasco with the Vita and they're going about it in absolutely the wrong way.
The REAL problem Sony had with the PSP was not the pirates, it was the crappy games. The absolute complete lack of games seriously encouraged hackers (and then pirates) because people were desperate for something to use the console for. I bought a PSP shortly after launch and was wowed by the potential, and there were just NO GAMES.
Lumines was a launch game and the only game I really enjoyed. The custom firmware that came out was a blessing because then I could actually get some USE out of the thing, I didn't have to tote around a bag of completely ridiculous umd cartridge-discs, and I didn't have to sell my first born to buy a decent enough sized memory card to use it as an mp3/movie player. I spent more time playing SNES emulated games (especially the RPGs) than I ever did the actually psp "games."
I remember reading articles talking about how the best selling things for PSP for a long time were the UMD movies. That's pathetic. By the time some half decent games came out for the system years after it's launch, most people that I know that had been willing to buy games for and support the system had given up on it.
If Sony wants to avoid the PSP drama again, then they'll make sure that their system actually has games that people want to buy, not just crap that isn't worth our money.