It’s not a pretty scene in Candyland today. Hasbro, whose 2006 revenues of $3.1 billion make it the second largest toymaker in the world, called in the lawyers today. Seems they’re a little ticked that 2.3 million people have been playing Scrabble knock-off, “Scrabulous”on Facebook.
I’m surprised that it took this long.
Josh Quittner of Techland asks if Hasbro isn’t over reacting, that they’re missing an opportunity.
I don’t know, and I haven’t done any research on the copyright law, but I can’t believe that application developers or Facebook can be that surprised. Perhaps they decided to just go with it until somebody noticed.