^ This. You own
the hardware. Software you typically license, which is an agreement to not break into it and screw around with the code to make your own thing and sell it back. Hardware, the most they can do is refuse warranty or service if you mess with it.
Mind you, this means that they can make the OS not work if you mod the console, which means that while you could mod it and turn it into whatever you wanted, it wouldn't function as originally intended ever again.
I worry about the pictures thing. There's been a lot of that going on; some of it has to do with license agreements that merely say "If you post things online on our service you give us the right to show them to people," others get... ridiculous. Twitpic's new owner has apparently been screwing people on this, claiming that pictures they posted on the service can't be used for commercial purposes, or some such. Since copyright doesn't work that way, I'm fairly sure it's not enforceable except by financial pressure (wasting time and money in stupid court bullshit). Still, I'd check before using it.
edited 30th May '11 8:50:10 AM by GoggleFox
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.