File-Sharing Survey from The Pirate BayAdded: Monday, May 14th, 2012
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The Pirate Bay is trying to clarify RIAA’s file-sharing statistics by issuing public support for a Swedish University survey. The aim of the survey was to establish file-sharing patterns throughout the globe.
The Pirate Bay was temporarily renamed to The Research Bay, as the site promoted the 3-day file-sharing survey which was conducted for the 2nd time by the Cybernorms research group. The latter expects this year’s survey to put the magnifying glass on the file-sharing habits. They have enough respondents from all over the world, and it would be interesting for the researchers to compare the file-sharing profiles of different regions. While the 2011 survey only focused on regions, now the researchers added individual countries for a more precise analysis.
Back in 2011 the survey attracted 75.000 respondents from Oceania, which made up around 5% of those responses (this region the researchers are very interested in). The initial view of the regional information from the previous survey revealed a huge number of file-sharing women in Oceania. In addition, the respondents reported the same levels of usage of anonymous services like VPN, but a bit higher file-sharing frequency than average.
The latest report from Cybernorms revealed that more Swedes were using anonymity services in response to the stricter anti-piracy legislation. As for the current year, the survey has been started right after the Internet service providers in the UK and the Netherlands were court ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay. That’s why the researchers added the question about whether the tracker has been blocked in the country.
It will be interesting to know to what extent the website is now being blocked, and how Internet users deal with the problem. The researchers also added a couple of details to the question about the use of anonymity services, because they regard anonymity and traceability on the Internet as a key question for the discussions over legal enforcement and integrity issues.
Swedish University explained that the research in question is first of all aimed at creating a better base of knowledge for the legislators. Indeed, without having adequate information it will be impossible to legitimately adapt the legal systems.
thanks to torrentfreak for the source of the article
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