To gain better understanding of what is going on, you lot will need to get into a lot more detail, both on the area of law (understand the difference of copyright vs. patents), details of the evidence presented in the court cases, the anti-competitive business practices that Intel & Microsoft have been convicted for on multiple continents and of course.. politics.
There's some great books on the Eighties software battles between Microsoft and its, mostly goofy, competitors like Lotus/Wordperfect/IBM, which shows what it takes to grab and defend market share. It ain't pretty picture.
How a country or Government department deals with Microsoft's monopoly is just another pawn on the bargaining board of power and greed. But real twisted stuff is what the Gates foundation is up to. Check up on daddy Gates to get warmed up