Scrabulous S-H-U-T-S Down In North America

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) has beaten Scrabulous in a game of copyright takedown.  Scrabulous was the first Scrabble game on Facebook.  Then Hasbro created their own Scrabble application on Facebook and sued the founders of Scrabulous, Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Aggarwalla.  Hasbro told Facebook to remove Scrabulous under copyright law within the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Scrabulous took themselves down in compliance with the lawsuit:
“Scrabulous is disabled for U.S. and Canadian users until further notice. If you would like to stay informed about developments in this matter, please click here.”  The Scrabulous application is available on Facebook outside of North America.  Scrabulous still seems to be working on

Facebook spokesman, David Swain stated that the social networking company is not taking sides between the Hasbro and Scrabulous dispute.  “We’re trying to maintain just being a neutral platform.”

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) created the Scrabble application for Hasbro.

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This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Scrabulous S-H-U-T-S Down In North America Comments

  1. Adam says:

    Truly, this is the saddest day ever for online casual gaming :( It makes no sense why Hasbro never just improved their Scrabble platform up to par before removing Scrabulous.

  2. Amit Chowdhry says:

    I agree. Although I’m not surprised to see that EA was behind the take-down.

  3. Adam Rinkleff says:

    Scrabulous is already back on Facebook, with a new name and new custom features! Wordscraper is an awesome game!!!

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