Sony does support hacking -- but of a different kind
The whole George Hotz drama may be over, but it's definitely one experience that Sony will not be forgetting any time soon.
If there's anything that they'd want people to realize from that experience, though, is that Sony as a company is not completely against hacking. Nay, in fact, they support it. Just that, it's not the kind of hacking that people would normally think of when the H word is uttered.
Said Jack Tretton in an interview with New York Times when asked if "Sony wants to deter customers from modifying the PlayStation 3,":
"No, there's a real misnomer there, we embrace independent game development; if you call that hacking, then we embrace that. We give people tools that let them create new experiences. What I don't think we are in support of is someone trying to hack our device to pirate software and possibly collapse the platform."
Sony has been involved in a whirlwind of hackery drama this year, first with PS3 hacker George Hotz, which eventually ended in a settlement, and then with the highly publicized PSN security breach.