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An appeals court in Norway ruled in favor of the owners of a go-go bar in Oslo who had refused to pay taxes on entry fees on the grounds that striptease dancers are stage artists like sword swallowers and comedians and deserve the same status. According to the BBC report, the court ruled that "[s]triptease, in the way it is practised in this case, is a form of dance combined with acting" and should be exempt from the value-added tax.

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