In the middle of the 90's, a large-scale scandal shook the new market of Internet browsers. The protagonists of this affair were Netscape, the pioneer of the sector and Microsoft, the Bill Gate's powerful firm. Beyond the conflict between both companies, this scandal is interesting because it raises a lot of questions, especially that of the antitrust laws of the free-market economy. Having explained the beginning of the conflict and having presented both companies, we shall focus on the lawsuit, the theses in its presence and exit.
[...] From 1996, the market share of Netscape did not stop decreasing, especially since he continued to charge for his browser, while that of Microsoft was free. Netscape continued to sink and in 1998 the recorded a loss of about 90 million dollars due to which Netscape notably blamed Microsoft of its totally integrated Explorer in Windows. In January 2002, Netscape Communications filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. For the company, the problem lives in the fact that Microsoft has a monopoly in the field of operational systems and takes advantage of it to impose Explorer to the manufacturers of computers. [...]
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