Scrabble is suing Scrabulous for using too many letters…and that whole Facebook thing

Scrabulous, which has been around for a few years, rocketed in popularity when developers made an application for Facebook. And that caught the eye of Scrabble makers, Hasbro, which recently released their own official version. And then sued Scrabulous.

Now, I hate Scrabble as much as the next guy, but this is pretty low even for them. In essence, they let Scrabulous work the game back into the public consciousness, then sued ‘em when they had their own product to pimp.

I’m not saying that they don’t have a right to defend their intellectual property, just it sure is a slap in the face for the developers who showed Hasbro the way to the market. Certainly a better option could have existed. Who knows? Maybe Scrabulous will let them take it to court and win.