Scrabulous could be scrubbed from Facebook after Scrabble complaint

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Come on, who seriously didn’t think that at some point, Hasbro’s lawyers would have something to say about the popular Facebook application Scrabulous, which is basically Scrabble under a (not even that) different name? Especially since it’s also a website that comes up second when you run a Google search for ‘Scrabble’.

It appears that Hasbro has asked Facebook to take the app down due to trademark infringement, although developers Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla say they’re fighting the move. And if they really are making $25,000 a month from ads on the app, no wonder.

The real question, of course, is when/if Hasbro will launch an official Scrabble Facebook application, since there’s a clear demand for it. If I were them, I’d be beating a path to the Agarwallas’ door with a job offer…

(via PC Pro)

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By Stuart Dredge | January 15th, 2008

  • Cath

    Good blog post. I also blogged about the situation here: I didn’t know that the developers were making $25,000 a month in advertising though – wow!