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The Slow Maturation of Facebook Continues

markzuckerberg.jpgFacebook is growing up, hiring a White House veteran as its general council. Ted Ullyot who worked on the Valerie Plame case, will join the growing team of adults in executive positions at the Internet company.

Ullyot — previously employed at AOL Time Warner Europe and most recently with Kirkland & Ellis — will help with all legal matters, including anytime its employees are ticketed for underage drinking.

“We view Ted’s joining us as just another reaffirmation of the fact that we are working at the cutting edge of lots of incredible innovation,” Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of communications and public policy, told the LAT. “He has an extraordinary combination of private legal practice and public sector experience… Ted’s arrival really demonstrates we’re a little more grown-up.”

In other Facebook-related legal news, Scrabulous might get a new lease on life.


According to All Facebook, the company scored a victory against Mattel.

Scrabulous owner Rajat Agarwalla emailed the blog:

We are extremely pleased to inform you that the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has now passed its judgment in the matter. The Hon’ble Court has held that Mattel did not have ANY copyrights in the game and hence did not pass any restraining order against us. However, the Hon’ble Court has held that we cannot use the name Scrabulous.

The company currently produces Wordscraper, a worthy substitute for the Scrabble application.

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