Rob Glaser, the CEO of RealNetworks (NSDQ: RNWK), spoke last week at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle, just hours before Hasbro filed a lawsuit against the makers of Scrabulous, and assailed the rights issues associated with the game as the reason for this confusion in the market. The rights for Scrabble are complicated: Hasbro owns the rights to Scrabble in North America, and Mattel in the rest of the world. RealNetworks has a digital deal with both companies, but *Electronic Arts* also has a digital deal with Hasbro.
Glaser said that the split IP for Scrabble was a clear example of old-fashioned boxed product firms unprepared for the global online marketplace, reports CasualGaming.biz. The