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Scrabble knockoff returns to Facebook with changes

August 30, 2018
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A popular Scrabble knockoff is back on Facebook. It comes with changes that could help it skirt copyright and trademark laws. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 1 August, 2008)
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Changing the name, altering the look of the board, and adding some new play options just might be enough to keep Scrabble parent company Hasbro from claiming the Facebook app is a rip-off. (CNET News.com — 31 July, 2008)
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Though it could’ve faced legal troubles for not pulling a developer-created game with obvious trademark infringements, leaving Scrabulous alive as long as possible was in Facebook’s best interest for a number of reasons. (CNET News.com — 1 August, 2008)
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The company’s FBFund grant program has never been one of its most publicity-friendly projects, but a new contest that will give away $10 million total may change that. (CNET News.com — 8 hours ago)
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An agreement between the two companies means that Facebook has picked Intel’s servers to power its next round of infrastructure growth, and that Intel will take on a bit of an advisory role at the social network. (CNET News.com — 1 August, 2008)
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A popular word puzzle game on Facebook became the latest example of the Web’s knack for causing anxiety among copyright owners this week.

(Washington Post — 2 August, 2008)
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The brothers behind the popular Facebook application Scrabulous have returned with a new word puzzle game, only two days after they took down their Scrabble-like game in the wake of a lawsuit filed against them by board-game maker Hasbro.

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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It came as an unwelcome surprise to many Facebook friends and bored cubicle dwellers yesterday: Scrabulous was gone. The popular Scrabble knockoff was no longer available to U.S. users of the social networking site. (Washington Post — 31 July, 2008)
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