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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    The Mad Patent Prosecutor, 30 Jul 2008 @ 11:50am

    If someone set up a toll booth on your property, and was collecting money from all the cars that wanted to (and did) cut across your property, would you say "well, because I didn't know there was a market for cars cutting across my property, that guy can keep the money"? Or, would you throw that person off your property, and consider whether you wanted to operate the toll booth, now that you knew there was a market?

    If so, you are Hasbro, and Scrabulous was collecting money off your property.

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