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: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Central or South America
i love it and it should alaways be his way.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Sites like The Pirate Bay will be the #1 file-sharing method for a long time to come.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
This upcoming Canadian election will seriously affect how prolific file-sharing is in Canada. If the Conservatives win, they plan to enforce harsh internet regulation and copyright laws. I think file sharing has caused the mass media producers to change their approach from traditional methods and has pushed digital media f...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
Im not sure what direction this is going, but it feels to me like The Grateful Dead and their embracing of the bootleg recording. The experience was so important, that the recording was only a secondary item.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
In the US, ISPs are continually seeking more and more money from content providers (netflix, hulu, youtube, etc) , without wanting more responsibility for the content flowing over their networks (torrent sites, illegal downloads, etc)
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Main tv/movie producers need to develop into a pay per use system where you have cheap access to the content you require. Monthly service fees for complete access to programs could also be available. Television license fees should be removed forever.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Wether right or wrong filesharing has spun out of control. There is no right or wrong side to the argument anymore. Pirates are people with pistols and funky hats filesharers is the correct term. Canada is highly influenced by the U.S so it is only a matter of time before the harsh laws over there regarding filesharing mak...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I file-share because there is often no good alternative for me. I try and watch television legally, when I can (especially because I pay for cable but have no DVR), but when I cannot I dont feel bad for pirating it. I believe the companies are also at fault because they have not adapted to the demand. I even turn off my ad...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
People who want to have a collection of DVDs and BluRays will always purchase them from Walmart or wherever. Those of us who refuse to pay 20 bucks to see a pile of shit movie will always find a way to not pay. Quit paying actors 10mil a movie and maybe poor people will be able to afford the theatre once again. Until th...