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Toy maker Hasbro Inc has dropped a lawsuit it filed against Scrabulous creator RJ Softwares.

The company said it has withdrawn the suit after the Indian IT firm made changes to its Lexulous and Wordscraper online games.

Hasbro told Reuters that the deal "provides people in the US and Canada with a choice of different games and also avoids potentially lengthy and costly litigation".

In July this year Hasbro set the legal dogs on Scrabulous, the popular Facebook-based Scrabble knock-off, saying it infringed on the intellectual property rights of the board game.

It first expressed displeasure at Scrabulous' aping of Scrabble's rules and look back in January. Many Facebook users had hoped that Hasbro might simply buy the game, which accumulated hundreds of thousands of players.

Scrabulous was later removed from Facebook, following a DMCA take-down order from Hasbro.

Its creators, Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Agarwalla, then unleashed Lexulous on Facebook saddos - a game which Hasbro grumbled still had similarities to Scrabble. ®

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