Many Internet users fear that Microsoft is slowly taking over the Internet through monopolistic activity. Not only does this deviate from the pre-established Internet ideals, but Microsoft is also being investigated by the United States Justice Department for such activities. There are numerous accounts of incidents that many declare to be purely for a selfish, monopolistic purpose:
Many have also questioned Microsofts recent activity in the politics. In 1997 Microsoft spent $1.9 million in lobbying costs, $1.2 million of which was spent during the second half of the year, coinciding with the monopolistic allegations that were brought forth by the U.S. Justice Department. They have also been busy contributing to upcoming election campaigns. All of these activities could potentially lead to negative implications, destroying the Internet that we once knew.
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Special thanks to Boycott Microsoft and Stop Gates for permission to use the above graphics.This document was created April 19, 1998 and last modified on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 17:34:49.