1. Do not pirate a video game. Please. The developers need to eat.
2. If you give developers money for games you like, they can make more games you might like.
3. The developers can put anything they want into a game.
4. Often, developers build copy protection into a game. Sometimes very creative copy protection. We covered this back in 2010.
5. That said, if they are creating a game about game creation, and call it Game Dev Tycoon, you had better believe they're putting copy protection into it.
6. If you pirate a game called Game Dev Tycoon, you really deserve what happens next.