I know that we disallow questions on pirated games, but the questions that typically get closed under that reason are questions that directly relate to actually committing piracy and/or resolving issues that would be solved by getting a legitimate copy of the game. This leaves a different set of questions that I've been wondering about.
Are questions about how to identify a pirated versus a legitimate game and/or whether a certain game source is "legit" allowed? That is, these would be questions that touch on the subject of piracy, but where the question-asker is explicitly or implicitly asking for help in not committing piracy - that is, they want to get a legitimate copy of the game but aren't sure how to tell if a specific copy is "legit".
I do know that pure "shopping" questions are already disallowed, so we shouldn't allow questions like:
Where can I download a legal copy of Zork II?
Here are some non-shopping questions that could be asked about identifying pirated games:
How do I identify a pirated Sega Saturn cartridge?
I bought this used XBox disc off of eBay and I noticed that the serial number starts with FFE and has only seven digits instead of the usual pattern. Does that mean that it is pirated?
The publisher "Nostalgia80sGameParadise" has uploaded what appears to be a port of the original "Bonk's Adventure" for TurboGrafx-16 to the Android Play Store. Is this a licensed copy?
Are these questions allowed? Are there any caveats to asking?