Is Facebook’s Scrabble game going to disappear?

It might, because Hasbro, the toymaker which owns the rights to the famous board game in the US and Canada, has served a shutdown notice on the site which provides the Scrabulous feature to Facebook (though you can also LYAP – sorry, play – on the eponymous Scrabulous site alone).That would be a mortal blow to the timewasting potential of Facebook, on which Scrabulous is the ninth most popular application: it has 2.3 million users, with 500,000 playing every day (though fewer at weekends, of course).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/17/facebook.technologyFacebook asked to pull Scrabulous
Facebook has been asked to remove the Scrabulous game from its website by the makers of Scrabble. The Facebook add-on has proved hugely popular on the social network site and regularly racks up more than 500,000 daily users.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7191264.stmThe end of Scrabulous on Facebook?
The campaign starts here. Scrabble has asked Facebook to remove Scrabulous from the site because of trademark infringement. I’m quite surprised, because I thought Scrabble had gone all Web 2.0 and come up with the application in the first place. Apparently not.
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/digitalcontent/2008/01/the_end_of_scrabulous_on_faceb.html

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