What about places that might have a need for both SPICEs?
They will need a SPICE rack.
From the article "A senior lawyer at Microsoft is calling for the creation of a global patent system to make it easier and faster for corporations to enforce their intellectual property rights around the world." CNET
They have already attracted opposition from the open-source community and the Pirate Party. According to the article The World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO will be meeting in Geneva on the 17th and 18th of September.
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