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01 August, 2008

Scrabulous is BACK on Facebook... sort of

Location: facebook
Mood: confused

The latest news is that the creators of Scrabulous have made a new version of their game, that is supposed to be just different enough from Scrabble that maybe it will be more difficult for them to be stopped. I learned this today from an article I saw online from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

If you would like to check out this game, just search for Wordscraper (that is their new name for the game, which is strikingly similar to the old game).

This battle is turnout out to be an interesting story, not because of the game itself, but because of the legal questions of intellectual property and internet regulation that result from it. CNET talks about the role that Facebook has played in this conflict. While they would like to paint themselves as being "neutral", their lack of action is described in this article as anything-but-neutral.

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