I have been following the PS3 scene for a few months now (since I bought a PS3 in Jan.), and I have been surprised at how aggressive Sony has been with security researchers that have broken PS3 security so that Linux/homebrew are possible (Fail0verflow, Geohot, Graf_Chokolo). Equally surprising to me is the fact that they have done nothing to those that have enabled piracy on the PS3 (Waninkoko, Kmeaw, Wutangrza, and possibly others). Prior to my interest in the PS3 scene, I have followed the Wii scene for several years now and the response of Nintendo to homebrew/piracy has been quite different. I have also softmodded my Xbox & PS2, but I did this when those scenes were "dead" (less active). My question to all of you is this: was Sony this aggressive with hackers during the era of the PS2, or alternatively, with the PSP? If so, how did hackers adapt to Sony's attempts to thwart the development of homebrew/piracy? I think that the response of Sony to security researchers has been quite troubling and may lead to a new era in console hacking in which hackers need to release their work anonymously or release their work in countries with laws that are not favorable to corporations.