In Sweden, the Freedom of the Press Act of 1766 granted public access to government documents. It thus became an integral part of the Swedish Constitution, and the first ever piece of freedom of information legislation in the modern sense. In Swedish this is known as Offentlighetsprincipen (The Principle of Public Access), and has been valid since.
The Principle of Public Access means that the general public are to be guaranteed an unimpeded view of activities pursued by the government and local authorities; all documents handled by the authorities are public unless legislation explicitly and specifically states otherwise, and even then each request for potentially sensitive information must be handled individually, and a refusal is subject to appeal. Further, the constitution grants the Right to Inform, meaning that even some (most) types of secret information may be passed on to the press or other media without risk of criminal charges. Instead, investigation of the informer's identity is a criminal offense.
However, compared to the US, sweden has a weaker freedom of press.
Sweden prohibits hate speech, hets mot folkgrupp, and defines it as publicly making statements that threaten or express disrespect for an ethnic group or similar group regarding their race, skin colour, national or ethnic origin, faith or sexual orientation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech#Sweden I would not say that the swedish legal system is better than the american. Sure, we don't have the problem with excessive damages but on the other hand, individuals are powerless agains big corporations and the government.
The problem is that you only get to choose 2.
High performance + simple deployment = Business-grade solution installed by consultant
High performance + SOHO pricepoint = Server with SATA Raid or ZFS
Easy deployment + SOHO pricepoint = SOHO NAS (ReadyNAS, Synology, etc)
Also, remember the backup. And backup is expensive, far more expensive than disk space.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.