After Spreading Malware, FlightSimLabs Threatens Lawsuits

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The Fumbler : How to treat potential future customers: Sue them.

Blazs120gl : Flightsimlabs can't do any legal actions as their efforts on combating pirate copies fall under the 'fruit of the poisonous tree' doctrine, evidence collected illegally (as illegal activity to combat illegal activity does not validate the former). Thus any attempt to make a defamatory lawsuit about people calling them out for said attempt to collect (illegal) evidence can at most damage their very own reputation (and they'll lose as well). They apprently live under a rock as such lawsuits happen every day these days and only the most arrogant/stupid devs try to pull this move, mostly ending in huge legal bills and epic fail. Someone at flightsimlabs should google out the Streisand-effect.

Matthew Lee : I'm just waiting for them to e-mail you and want you to remove the video for 'libelous' commentaries.

SandboxingZombiez z : Sure, the program that is "supposed" to be used for anti-piracy is seemingly not there when you purchase it legitimately.

MinecrafterPiano -Imbellis- : ... And it got hacked...

NumericChaff : Is this how low the game industry has fallen, people getting threatened with legal action over a flight simulator.

HighKings Ruin : ... What the actual heck is wrong with game Devs these days?

CyrenArkade : FSL: We gonna steal all your accounts and personal info just in case you pirated our overpriced plane

SavVver : when i saw the thumbnail i was like:" wtf do you want from lufthansa?" xD

VoltagesOverLoaded : Flightsim is getting heavily taken down, and the court is gonna support the pepole, not the company.

Alduin the Anti-Dragonborn : Were you talking about DigitalHomicide at the end there?

shoopnooop : If you go by the dictionary the 2nd one would also be malware or a virus also. Since it runs and can change data without admin approval.

Mjr. JakeKAF : The malware is bad I agree, but the real issue is that a single aircraft costs $100. You could buy 5 entire games with that.

swagger897 : When a "PR" manager comes to reddit and starts off by saying "Let my be clear..." while not providing any citation for the claims they are proposing, you are asking for some serious poo-flinging to commence.

Guernsey Aviation : It’s a shame one of the most popular develops for flight sim does this, as the Flight Simulation community is tiny compared to others and only runs on a few games (FSX/P3D, DCS World (game in the video), X-Plane....) Just stop FSLabs, STOP RUINING OUR SMALL COMMUNITY

Marky Mangle : Reading this headline at seven A.M. right after waking up I thought "How the hell do you build a plane for a hundred dollars? And how does it get malware?" I uh...gotta wake up. This game/company gets shadier everytime I hear about it.

Nisco Racing : Companies make up rules and forces them on to people. Company rules are not LAW, and in most cases are even illegal! Hope someone sues them and gets justice.

Alexander Aghdaei : Thank you so much for this video, I had no idea about this and as a flight sim enthusiast it's nice to keep updated. Thank you for the variety of content, even if it means getting less views.

Aj Meipalu : Never heard of you but very interesting video

Harudath : "libel-ous", not "libellious"

Joe N. : For your end bit, history does indeed tend to repeat itself but I thought you were going to say, “history is written by the victorious”, hence why we don’t really remember what company you’re talking about at the very end. Great video!

Michael Miller : Oh yeah. I know Digital homicide. Jim Sterling gave them a what for.

swamponions : What so they are gonna sue people for pirating their game? That's absurd

eddy : That's why you don't buy crappy 5 dollar flight simulator games.

Terabyte Games : This is pretty high-quality dude. Nice job!

15firekid : how many people have tried the lible route when they're caught doing some shady shit.

Sam : IDIOTS!!!!😡😡😡I never buy anything from them again! ...... O wait!...... I never did!😂

Duane Reilly : have a look on their website - they had a server attack on their website by someone called "random redditor" - i lol'd

Faelwolf : I think Flight Sim Labs is about to discover the Streisand effect.

Daniel Cannata : The mods threw down the gauntlet BIG time on these slimeballs! Well done, lads!

NinjaRider777R : All game developers need to realize that the SOPA and PIPA bills never passed into law, so they have NO legal right to squash commentary about their products online.

Montes Foreman : NICE RESPONSES BY THE REDDIT MODS!! Balls of steel XD

Gavin Earls : Your in depth information on the events had gained you a sub sir, I didn't even hear of this before I clicked the video through a random recommended

Jake Green : Great video!

user 88 91 : Great video for letting us know!

Damien Gaze : I would never buy their products after this - unless they do Concorde again.

Slippulter : They just pulled a SONY

DaToNyOyO : How can you use information in legal battles, if that information was illegally obtained..?

Mkv889 : Youreeee gonnnnaaaa ggeeettt sueeeeeeddddd

Mattyh49 gaming : The plot thickens...

Zaphod Beeblebrox : R.I.P Flight Sim Labs... Good luck selling anything now...

Matías Tadeo Rossi : I loved thie video! Subbed. Which aircraft is being used in the video btw?

Emil Jansson : That`s not gona fly in EU with the GDPR!

hatsjer : This is the only video I have watched from you, and I subbed + belled awaiting any updates from this very interesting event going on.

immikeurnot : LOL, "burden of proof in a libel case rests on the defendant"? In what country? That's certainly not the case in the US.

Matthew Wright : "Lie Belly Ous"…. not quite.

Hunter Poulin : Hot damn

Whitepaw Rolls : I ran across this doing a little research as I was looking to purchase one of these planes for myself, but now there would be no way. Even if they do send out a new installer without the virus embedded in it the thought is still in the back of my mind. Whats to stop them from doing it again?

Teren Essex : pretty sure if someone finds something that "might be malware" in your file that people purchase, you'd probably want to remove it as soon as possible to help reassure people. seems pretty incriminating to try to sue people for just expressing to the community that "hey, this might be malware"

A Pink Poodle : The Streisand Effect brought this to my attention