Will Scrabulous get pull out from Facebook?

The company which created the board game Scrabble – Hasbro Inc. is asking Facebook to remove Scrabulous, one of the most popular add-on on its website.


Hasbro Inc. , which owns the rights to the crossword game- Scrabble, believes the popular online game has infringed on their copyrights and trademarks. Scrabulous is currently listed for 600,000+ daily users on Facebook and is one of the 10 most used applications on the popular social network site. To prevent it from getting pull out, a new Facebook group called “Save Scrabulous” has been created which consist of more than 3,000 members.

My 2 cents: With so many users using it, it might not be a good idea to take it off, maybe they might consider other alternative ways? As what Fortune’s Josh Quittner suggests:

“If I were an evil genius running a board games company whose product line spanned everything from Monopoly to Clue, I might do this: Wait until someone comes up with an excellent implementation of my games and does the hard work of coding and debugging the thing and signing up the masses. Then, once it got to scale, I’d sweep in and take it over. Let the best pirate site win! If I were compassionate, I’d even cut in the guys who did all the work for a percentage point or two to keep the site running.”

Hasbro did you hear that?