The largest database of file-sharing demographics ever!

The Survey Bay is a searchable database containing responses from 75.000 users from the global file-sharing mega-site The Pirate Bay, including demographics, information about their p2p habits and thoughts about the future of file-sharing.

The data is released in cooperation with Torrentfreak and free to search and use for all! Read it, use it, share it - and let us know the results! We are very eager to see what can be made with all this data.

Måns Svensson, Stefan Larsson and Marcin de Kaminski
of the Cybernorms Research Group at Lund University Internet Institute, Sweden

Random answers

Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
As long as Im not making money from another persons work without their permission I should be able to use it, listen to it, read it etc. But I see where someone has spent a lot of time and effort to create something to market and become frustrated when people share it for free. But its ridiculous the amount of money people...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
I love the way this thing are possibly. Not avoid cause are in due tl the law the copyrights, but its about the freedom that this files can come to me! Its aewsome!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Hopefully the market will adapt to a situation in which music/dvd/software sales are no longer used as a revenue stream. Online piracy wont really exist because digital media is free. Ive heard suggestions about taxing sales of mp3 players, internet service, etc. to be redistributed to PROs, much in the same way CDRs do
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Save the internet!
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
Im currently a web developer who learned how to make a living using open source and shared code examples. This network is very important to me as it basically helped create who I am today.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
the music industry as we know it needs to die. Theres been an inflation in the amount of meaningless artists....just like inflation of fiat currency in the banking systems. The system needs to go bankrupt and start over, so that some actual artistic music can gain a foothold....like in the 60s and 70s...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
I think most people dont mind to purchase software and other forms of media. The issue is the cost. Why should only the rich people get to have these nice things. I cannot afford to purchase Adobe After Effects and Microsoft Project which are both several hundred dollars each. There are a whole world of individuals who...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
I believe that file sharing is good, although I know it does damage but the way I see it is that, if I download this software like photoshop or download a movie I wouldnt be going out and buying it. So they arent really losing money because I wasnt going to buy it? I also download a load of t.v shows and I believe that is ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Music, Movies will all be streamed. Software will allways be file-shared.