Mattel Demands Facebook Remove Scrabulous App

January 2008
Red Herring;1/16/2008, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that Mattel has sent letters to Facebook to remove its popular online version "Scrabulous," which they say infringes their copyright. The U.S. and Canada rights to Scrabble are owned by Hasbro, while Mattel owns the rights to Scrabble in the rest of the world. A Mattel spokeswoman in Great Britain, has confirmed that letters have been sent to Facebook in the U.S. regarding Scrabulous.


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