J. Taikwok Yung is 33, lives with his mom in Brooklyn, and bought domain names that criticize Donald Trump and The Apprentice. Apparently you can't do that without being sued by Donald Trump, a man who we thought would have bigger fish to fry at all times with how busy he is!
NOPE. He really is suing J. for $400,000 in "damages." This is absurd!
J. fancies himself a hacker, and yet nothing he did was hacking, which actually is illegal. In fact, it just sounds like he beat Donald and his son Eric to the punch in registering domain names in 2007. This was right after Eric announced plans to build hotels and condos in southeast Asia: trumpindia.com, trumpbeijing.com, trumpmumbai.com and trumpabudhabi.com.
You'd think that the Trumps would be smart enough to register domains BEFORE they make announcements, right?? LOLz!
Anyway, the sites totes slam the billionaire and The Apprentice. Trump even offered J. $100 per domain name (how lavish!), which was promptly refused. Then, Trump took the case to the World Intellectual Property Organization, which ruled in his favor — J. then appealed, but the case was thrown out of court in Feb!
Here's what J. had to say:
“This is a free country and I want to express my thoughts with these domain names. It’s hypocrisy. He promoted the art of the deal and doesn’t practice any of that.”
Even though we feel like that was a technically correct thing to say, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act could now order him to pay $100,000 for each of the four offending domain names.
We wonder why Donald even bothers? Doesn't he make that, like, every half hour? Offer the guy more than $100 bucks if you care so much and quit wasting the court's time! Jeez!
[Image via Joel Ginsburg/WENN.]
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