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On May 18 1998 Microsoft was accused of becoming a monopoly andengaging in abusive practices contrary to the Sherman Antitrust act 1890sections 1 and 2 Microsoft was globally monopolizing the computermarket trying to leave everyone out of the competition Bill Gatesbright idea on coming out with an Online Explorer already incorporatedwith the computers being sold would blast away any chances thecompetition had Back then people could not just download any explorersuch as Netscape Navigator or Opera instead the process was slow andpainful People took long hours to download online navigators such asNetscape or Opera because of the slow DSL connection back in the 90sMicrosoft idea of including an easy to use navigator that alreadyincorporated with the computer would make people have online accessright out of the box So the real question was would Microsoft be ableto bundle its Internet Explorer with its software out of the box Doingso revolutionized the computer industryThe values that emanate from the decision of the case are based upon thefacts that monopoly is bad because they eliminate pure competition Avalue is a persons principles or standards of behavior ones judgmentof what is important in life In the courts eyes which is stated in theSherman Act it prohibits certain business activities that the federalgovernment regulators deem to be anticompetitive This means that ifthey have a monopoly there is no competition and without competition acompany could easily jack the prices of the products as they like Thushaving such control on a market doesnt allow the supplier to producesuperior products for their customers since there isnt anyone tocompete against These values that are previously mentioned are thepublics right to know because that there is another company in whichthey may get the same product they purchased before but for a cheaperprice Another value is fairness which practically states the same asthe previous one because it lets the public decide which of the bothproducts they would like to buyIn our opinion the judgment that
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