A Hong Kong imitator of dotcom deathwatch Web site F***edcompany.com has drawn threats and a series of hacking attacks from fans of the United States-based forum. Since its launch at the beginning of May, F***edcompanyasia.com has had pornography posted in chat rooms, received racist messages accusing the creator of being a 'thieving Oriental' and weathered attempts to flood its system with automatically generated posts. But John Devon, the owner of F***edcompanyasia, said he was not going to back down. 'I don't really care. I have saved a lot of the stuff they posted and put it on the site because I think they are funny,' he said via an e-mail interview. Mr Devon, who until recently worked for a technology recruitment company, acknowledged his site was modelled closely after the original, and that he had hoped to create some controversy with the near-identical design and concept. If he broke any copyright regulations, he did not seem to care. 'What are they going to do, file a lawsuit in Hong Kong from the US? If they take the domain away it cost me US$70. Whoopi-doo,' he said. Philip Kaplan, the owner of F***edcompany, originally designed as a spoof of new-economy magazine Fast Company, did not respond to request for an interview. While some posters to F***edcompany have speculated Mr Kaplan, also known as Pud, is behind the Hong Kong site as well, Mr Devon denied that was the case. He provided a copy of an admonishing e-mail reportedly sent by Mr Kaplan. 'This is a total rip-off of F***edcompany.com. You people really can't be original can you?' the message said. Other posters to F***edcompanyasia were more direct. 'Do not make me take a cane to your bloody yellow behinds! Take this site down AT ONCE,' came a message with the sender identifying himself as Blake Sellers. Like the original, F***edcompanyasia makes a game out of the meltdown of new economy companies. When a firm goes under, points are awarded based on how many jobs are lost, and how bad the business concept was. The site encourages users to post gossip anonymously about companies that may be in financial trouble. There is a hall of fame, with PCCW and Richard Li as the first inductees. Learning a lesson from the legal challenges of Internet chat site Icered , F***edcompanyasia does not log any information about its visitors, so in the event of a lawsuit, it could not be forced to disclose user information. Mr Devon said he started F***edcompanyasia because Hong Kong lacked a venue where negative business news could be reported. There is money to be made from bad news. In an interview with the New York Post last week, Mr Kaplan claimed he made US$60,000 a month from subscriptions to his site, which he runs from his apartment in New York as a sideline to his job at his Web design firm PK Interactive. Mr Devon said he was happy just having fun with his site and was not looking to make money. At least for now.