Starting from today, researchers from the Cybernorms research group will collect survey data together with The Pirate Bay. The researchers are based at Lund University in Southern Sweden and are studying habits and norms within the file-sharing community.
The researchers have chosen the The Pirate Bay for their study and the site has temporarily rechristened itself "The Research Bay" in response.
Users may visit the popular file-sharing web site and participate in Cybernorms' short online survey.
The survey will be open occasionally during this period to ensure that users from all over the world can participate.
The statistics and outcome will be presented at The Pirate Bay web site when it is completed and scientifically prepared, the Pirate Bay team said.