LOL! Fark want 2 TM NSFW. Not safe for sanity, more like

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nsfw.gifIt seems that Fark, purveyor of geek-and-then-some links to the World Wide Web, believes that it has exclusive rights to the acronym “NSFW”, which is frequently used on the Internet to signify a link to material that may end up costing you your job if you view it at work (pr0n, mostly)

The patent they’ve filed sums it up (not) thus:

Entertainment Services namely providing a web site featuring photographic, audio, video and prose presentations featuring comedic captions regarding current events and online discussions and/or reviews of web materials of an adult nature; Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring musical performances, musical videos, related film clips, photographs, and other multimedia materials; Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line reviews of photographs and /or web postings of an adult nature.

“Prose presentations”? That’ll be writing, then. Oh, and by the way, I’ve trademarked that already, so that’ll be… hmm… one hundred quid please.

It’s true. Apparently, because Fark happen to use the acronym from time to time, they think they’ve got the say on who can use it, and how it can be used. Thing is, that acronym has been around for almost as long as LOL. ROFL. ROFLMAO, in fact. Fark just n00bs?

(Via Gizmodo)

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