Hasbro Drops Suit Against Scabulous Creators

This story was written by David Kaplan.
Board game marketer Hasbro has dropped its copyright infringement suit against Jayant and Rajant Agarwalla, the makers of the online version Scrabble known as Scrabulous, AP reported. The Scrabulous app was taken down from Facebook this summer after Hasbro sued the brothers, who live in Calcutta, in July. While Hasbro holds the international rights, Mattel, the holder of Scrabble's international rights, filed suit against the brothers in India in last February. Neither Hasbro nor the Agarwallas offered any explanation for the suit being rescinded. Also, there was no word on when or if Scrabulous will return to Facebook.

By David Kaplan