Facebook Is So UN-Scrabulous

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punch11.jpgFacebook has had to deal with one hit after another and now it’s taking one to its beloved open applications. The makers of the popular game Scrabble are asking the social network to remove the “Scrabulous” widget, claiming that it is an infringement on their copyright.

The right to the game in the U.S. and Canada belong to Hasbro, while Mattel has the right to the game throughout the rest of the world, reports Reuters.

A spokeswoman for Mattel in Britain stated “Letters have been sent to Facebook in the United States regarding the Scrabulous application. Mattel values its intellectual property and actively protects its brands and trademarks. As Mattel owns the rights to the Scrabble trademark outside the United States and Canada, we are currently reviewing our position regarding other countries.”

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