Its only a matter of time, they log everything you do offline.. it then gets phoned home when online.
They can even tell if you have a flasher installed and have downgraded etc.
Simple fact is.. PSN is a ticking timebomb, I wont go on it simply because if they wanted to the could silently update you, remote brick you or just at best ban you.
It doesnt matter if they have no right to do any of the above.. whats going to happen when whoever gets bricked takes them to court and has been playing 50+ "backups" online that they now mysteriously dont have in their possession?
Youve signed away your class action rights by going on PSN, youve given them your whole PS3 history by going on PSN. You'll eventually get screwed over.. whether they screw you gently with
's weeny or hardcore with
's 12" black weeny is up to them