Hasbro Legal Ends Risk Mashup

John Musser, December 4th, 2005

GoogleRiskAlas, the fun little game Risk on a Google Map is no more (and it was one of the /popular mashups). As reported at Google Maps Mania, the lawyers at Hasbro issued a fatal cease and desist letter to the game’s creator. Always a risk when playing (pardon the puns) with copyrighted material. Is Brewster Jennings next? Perhaps it’s a safer, ‘inspired by’ model.

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4 Responses to “Hasbro Legal Ends Risk Mashup”

December 4th, 2005
at 8:28 am
Comment by: Rick Burnes

If Hasbro was smart, they’d hire the person who developed the Risk Mashup to work with Google to develop a game that they could sell online …

December 4th, 2005
at 9:59 am
Comment by: John

There could be an opportunity there, at least in terms of better PR and community building. Although map-wise Hasbro just needs a simple world map so the Google aspect might be overkill. But was fun for a simple mashup.

January 15th, 2008
at 4:25 pm
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February 10th, 2008
at 5:20 am
Comment by: Hasbro Versus Scrabulous

[...] time they’ve done so with a mashup: back in 2005 we reported on their cease and desist letter shutting down “Risk on a Google Map”. The game, shown below, was one of the earliest mashups listed on [...]

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