For the third time around, The Cybernorms Research Group is launching a massive survey on (and in cooperation with) the well-known file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. We did this in early 2011 and 2012, and now we are doing it once again.
For three days you will see that the ordinary piratish logotype on the front page of The Pirate Bay is replaced by our custom logotype, which can be seen above. When clicking the image, you get redirected to our survey when we ask you a number of questions about your file-sharing habits and related positions.
The first time we did this survey, in 2011, we collected over 70000 answers. When we repeated the survey, in 2012, we got almost 100.000! Can that number be beaten this time? Let’s see!
The aim of the survey is to explore the demographics of the file-sharing community on the site, using the huge user base of The Pirate Bay to grasp what the file-sharing phenomenon (and debate) is all about. We are also asking a couple of questions about internet filtering and surveillance. If you have participated in our previous surveys you will recognize most of the questions, as they are re-used in order to make our data as comparable as possible.
Also, please do not miss that we have posted all the answers from the 2011 survey online in a searchable database called “The Survey Bay”. Feel free to explore it. And, please contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you have any questions about the survey or about our research.