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Popular Facebook App Shut Down

About a month ago, one of the most popular applications on Facebook was yanked in North America. That application would be Scrabulous, a Scrabble-like game developed by the Agarwalla brothers from India who were met with a lawsuit by Hasbro.

Scrabulous No Longer On Facebook
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The creators of the popular Facebook application, Srabulous have removed the game from the social networking site.

If users try to access the application they will see this message."Scrabulous is disabled for US and Canadian users until further notice. If you would like to stay informed about developments in this matter, please click here."

If users click on the link they are taken to a page requesting them to sign up for email alerts about the status of Scrabulous.

Hasbro Sues Creators Of Scrabulous
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Hasbro has sued the makers of the popular Facebook App, Scrabulous, saying it infringes on the copyrights of its game, Scrabble.

Scrabulous has more than half a million players on Facebook while Hasbro licensee Electronic Arts launched its version of Scrabble on the social network this month has just over 8,000 players.

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Facebook’s Scrabulous Isn’t Fabulous To Toy Makers
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Another day, another Facebook controversy. At this point, as long as Facebook’s not directly responsible or in legal harm’s way, it’s just good publicity. Hasbro and Mattel have a beef with a Facebook application called Scrabulous, an online application knockoff of the classic game Scrabble.

And they want it taken down.

Of course, Facebookers are plenty upset about that, and are rallying behind the game.