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Wouldn't be so quick to down-vote his comment. I don't think scribd is stealing code or that submissions will be directly applicable, but there's some cross-over between a game like this and searching/crawling a db/docs/network. It's a great way for them to find devs with skills they need.

Finding good devs is essentially their stated intent, and so they're not looking to use the results of the contest for free but rather identify talented people.

Downvotes on the comment recognize the wrongly cynical views of the poster.

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