RealNetworks Doesn’t Buy Scrabulous; Launches Own Version Instead

RealNetworks, which has previously professed its supposedly neutral position in the copyright controversy over the popular Facebook app Scrabulous, is now sneaking itself into the mix: It is quietly introducing a version of Scrabble on Facebook, called “Scrabble by Mattel,” through its subsidiary Gamehouse. The Mattel version is only available for users outside the U.S. and Canada, though as this New York Times story says, it relies on users to be honest about their location to make that distinction.

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