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Facebook Scraps Scrabulous

Social networking site Facebook has removed the popular game Scrabulous from its North American sites , following legal action from Scrabble maker Hasbro. Facebook users in the U.S. and Canada will simply see a notice that Scrabulous has been disabled until further notice if they try to play the game.

Developed by Indian brothers Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla, Scrabulous has been one of the most popular games on Facebook, racking up more than half a million daily users. However, Hasbro has always maintained that the game infringed on its trademarks for Scrabble, and Hasbro recently launched an officially-licensed version of Scrabble for Facebook in conjunction with Electronic Arts—it’s currently available in beta form.

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