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Short Take: Compaq faces $10 billion suit

Compaq has been slapped with a $10 billion lawsuit by New York-based publishing company Ergonome, which seeks damages from the computer maker for allegedly infringing the publishing company's copyrights and fraud. Ergonome claims that Compaq copied copyright-protected portions of a book entitled Preventing Computer Injury: The HAND Book, without the publishing company's permission. Compaq could not be reached for comment.

Compaq has been slapped with a $10 billion lawsuit by New York-based publishing company Ergonome, which seeks damages from the computer maker for allegedly infringing the publishing company's copyrights and fraud. Ergonome claims that Compaq copied copyright-protected portions of a book entitled Preventing Computer Injury: The HAND Book, without the publishing company's permission. Compaq could not be reached for comment.