Tou're ok to mod your PS2 in the Outback
This small seller-of-mod-chipped-consoles shop owner Eddy Stevens has been fighting a four-year legal battle against Sony iun order to be able to run his business and sell modified Playstation 2 so people can play region-locked games and purchase cheaper games (ie. download them off of the internet, shhhh). Basically, he won his case. The Austrailian High Court ruled in his favor, stating that mod-chips are fine and playing a game on the consumer's modified machine is not illegal.