Scrabulous Shuts Itself Down On Facebook

from the too-bad dept

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Following Hasbro's decision to finally actually sue over Scrabulous (though, of course, it waited until it had its own competing game first), the guys behind Scrabulous have shut off access to the game on Facebook for users in the US and Canada. Outside of those countries you can still play it -- or you can go directly to the Scrabulous website itself. Or, of course, you can go use Hasbro's version of Scrabble, though, as the report notes, it doesn't seem to be working very well. And, without any competition, Hasbro doesn't have that much incentive to make sure it gets much better.

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    DavidB, 30 Jul 2008 @ 8:30am

    Techdirt, you are TOO funny! You blog in here repeatedly about copyright holders who don't actually have a product, just a portfolio with which they conduct business by lawsuit. So here's a company (Hasbro) that does the things you guys suggest should be done (get a product out there) and you beat them up for it? I don't care how popular the infringing game was, and I'm not arguing for or against the merits of their claim, but Techdirt should get it's story straight!

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