You don't have to see the fine print to know what's right or wrong or to know if a commercially sold software have copyright that is protected by law. What's your computer OS ? Windows ? Does that comes with copyright ? Do Microsoft allows you to make a custom OS by modifying the contents ( codes ) ? Copyright covers a lot of bases, piracy, distributing, broadcasting, altering the contents included. We own PS3 when we buy it, it's ours to use, but we still have to follow the license agreement for the PS3 system ( I posted the link earlier ). There are always limitation to all electronic devices that we use, because companies who made them have patents, copyrights, licenses etc. If you have GT5, check the manual, last few pages, under limited warranty, there's unauthorized use of product sub section The license to own and use the copy of GT5. The copyright notices are right at the bottom of the page. I have the manual - from original 1st release GT5. Here is the interesting part, the copyright of the cars, associated imagery and materials licensed to PD is also protected by the law, now with hacked cars, they literally messed up the cars that are licensed by manufacturer to PD. I wonder what the implication to PD, when car manufacturer knows about the hybrids, what does Ferrari, Nissan, Toyota and other car maker feels about their represented cars being hacked ? Do they allow this in their license agreement with PD ? Encrypted file means the creator does not want it to be accessed by unauthorized user. I am not talking about whether the PS3 FW is legit or not. Hybrids only uses edited game save, I know that, I can edit the save too if I want to, but I chose not to do it. If you don't feel bad about what you did, good for you then, not all people are the same when it comes to moral and integrity.