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Facebook Y-A-N-K-S Scrabulous

Popular Scrabble clone unable to withstand legal pressure
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2008 10:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Facebook took down the wildly popular ‘Scrabulous’ this morning, PC Magazine reports, following a legal attack against the game's creators by the rights holders of Scrabble. The site finally folded to pressure after receiving a takedown notice from Hasbro, as well as Mattel, which owns international rights to the original Scrabble.

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Facebook voiced discomfort at complying with the takedown requests: "Over the past year, Facebook has tried to use its status as neutral platform provider to help the parties come to an amicable agreement. We're disappointed that Hasbro has sought to draw us into their dispute; nevertheless, we have forwarded their concerns to Scrabulous and requested their appropriate response." (Read more Facebook stories.)

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