Now why would you consider hacking a crime?
I'm located within the USA. USA has 'fair use' laws. What these laws says is once you buy something it's yours. If I want to use my Xbox for a TV stand or a hat it's my right. If I want to hack it or break it it's my right. Microsoft, of course, doesn't have to honor the warranty or replace the Xbox if it's broken by wearing it as a hat. But, I can do it if I so choose.
Thus, hacking isn't illegal it's akin to someone buying a car and installing a Supercharger OR Nitrous, or a tail fin. Simply put you can do what you want with the stuff you purchase.