Today came word that the very popular game Scrabulous was taken down by Facebook. It seems the program was infringing on a little well known game called Scrabble owned by Hasbro. While I never played this game online I always saw many people who did. What’s up with Hasbro? Are they just haters on the Agarwalla brothers, and their company, RJ Softwares.
The Brothers created the game and have been in my opinion reaping the rewards. While Face book took down the application it seems they really didn’t want to get the middle of this feud. The website Scrabulous is still operational and the facebook application is no longer being used in the US or Canada but in other countries Hasbro has no rights to the name that is owned by Mattel.
It seems at this time Mattel has not filed any suits to rights overseas but if one starts you can bet the other is going to do it. While this is news nothings really new with this we all know how people create something better than the original, but instead of going to the company and trying to license the rights they keep building on a application that’s stolen.
On another note Facebook users are fighting back by creating groups to try and get the Scrabulous application back all I can say is Good luck with that.