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[–]Zhohan 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (11 children)

I think Switzerland is a safer bet, personally. The servers wouldn't be hosted in the European Union, which means the website wouldn't be under the iron boot of Article 13.

[–]BicycleDay2019 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Norway is not part of the EU, which I think is funny because the reason they are not in the EU is that their economy is very strong compared to many of the countries and they don't wish to be bled dry supporting leeches, yet their income tax starts at 30% and goes up from there so they can force its citizens to support the leeches.

[–]Zhohan 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Huh, TIL. Seems like both countries are a good fit then.

[–]Stoner 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, Norway primarily wants their citizens taxes to aid their own citizens. But of course we have our dose of western capitalism so businesses can do 0% if they want.

[–]magnora7[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Actually Norway is also not in the European Union (which is part of the reason why it's got such good privacy laws). But that's a very good point about article 13. EU countries are out of the running.

[–]Mnemonic 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wouldn't worry too much about article 13 as the countries themselves have to make the laws. Like in France the government actively pursuits pirates and in the Netherlands they don't.

So Kinda a side question, why not the Netherlands, aka the Internet hub of ~Western Europe~Edit: sorry, the WORLD? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Internet_Exchange https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_exchange_points_by_size

Okay Germany wins by a little...

[–]Stoner 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Both Switzerland and Norway have trade agreements with the EU that implements various aspects of EU "law". There is no guarantee that either country will be free of art 13.

[–]Niggas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Once Norwegian media finally picked up on article 13 being passed (like a week after), the article I read about it said it would also affect Norway (not as in how it will affect the whole internet, but that it would just straight up be implemented here as well).

[–]Stoner 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Norway have a system that automatically implements EU legislation but we can opt out. Switzerland has a similar system afaik.

[–]Niggas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I wouldn't dare to even hope that our government would opt out of this though

[–]Stoner 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Darknet it is then.

[–]Stoner 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Unlike Norway, which isn't part of the EU either?