1. Something bad well i ain't going to be using it to hack nasa or something other like making bio weapons (sound ridiculous but its in the I tunes User Agreement that still cracks me up), modding it doesn't even change its purpose for which it was meant really, by using this point of view it could also means that if it breaks i don't have the right to open it up and look around it to fix it since i'm only entitled to use it as is.1 - Buying something doesn't mean you own the ideas and innovation from the product. You just legally own the right to use it as you wish as its intended. Get on the companies radar by using their product to do something...bad, and they'll sic the authorities on you.
I can understand the pirate part but mod chips shouldn't belong here.This was during high school, when PS2 was the king console, a guy in Canada was caught selling mod chips and pirated games. The big thing that struck out to me was the court labeled the mod chips as illegal. I believe it still is, as how the two shops that were in my city that did make, sell and install mod chips just mysteriously closed shop and was never heard from again.
Nope i wouldn't , since that money could be better spent on games or another system (talking about a different console)2 - If you have the means and money to buy another to play a game you really, really, really, really...really want to, you will.
If the difference would indeed be that big i think its the retailers fault for being overpriced again i don't see any reason of "protecting" greedy people.3 - It does protect retailers. Maybe for a single game it's not worth it with the shipping, but buying in bulk? Definitely. Instead of paying $100 worth of games at EB, what's stopping me from buying it from another country for half the price plus $20 in S&H? Ebays really no different from any other retailer. I don't see your point there.
Technically yes its a different thing but looking at "the big picture" emulation also contributes to some of the losses of the big company's (by not buying the console not even needing a mod chip to play a pirated game), now to make my idea more clearer i love emulation and what it truly represents it was just a example on how emulation can be used to influence the industry in a bad way, the same being with mod chips there isn't really anything bad with them they just offer some advantages but its not there fault some use them for bad purposes.4 - Woah woah, emulation is a whole different story there. Someone, somewhere is always making a profit off modding. Emulation, no one does. I see it more as an alternative.
Well indeed that is a debate in its own .I agree though region locking needs to be readjusted. With the new age of technology every few years, easy access around the globe is much more common now. But that's a whole different debate together, and I don't really want to prolong this...