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F-A-I-L: Scrabulous removed from Facebook

Thursday, 31st July 2008 08:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Facebook app Scrabulous is fighting the law: the law’s winning. As a result of ongoing litigations with Scrabble IP-owner Hasbro, the Scrabble clone is no longer sitting pretty on the social networking site.

Users who attempt to log into Scrabulous, instead of engaging in a rousing session of time-wasting fun, now receive a succinct message prompting them to sign up for a mailing list that will send out updates about Scrabulous’ status.

We can’t help but wonder why Hasbro didn’t simply purchase Scrabulous and feed off the app’s existing user base, but it looks like they instead chose to roll the dice.

You do that in Scrabble, right?

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  1. Blerk

    I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did, to be honest.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Truk

    “We can’t help but wonder why Hasbro didn’t simply purchase Scrabulous and feed off the app’s existing user base, but it looks like they instead chose to roll the dice.”

    Because that sends out the message that people can rip-off other’s IP and then expect to get paid for doing so.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SreyaNotfilc

    Yah, that and who cares. The Scrabble app will do the same exact thing, but this time it’s not a rip-off. Why are people up in arms about this? They simply took control of a product that they have rights to. I knew that it was going to happen once I saw Scrabulous on 60 minutes. That said, will anything happen to isketch?

    #3 6 years ago