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: Female
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
Like a digital library?
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Atm file sharing is easy in our country Norway but soon the DLD Data Storage Directive will take effect and they will store all data for 6 months by law
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
With the rise of 3D printing, piracy and sharing will become an issue again. Blueprints for small printable items will be available for free or for a small amount. Those that are not free will surely leak in the Internet and will also be available for free. The so called free market will never be able to combat the anonym...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Hi ! I live in France and the situation here is going to be very hard in a few years I think : Hadopi is up and running but still weak, sadly it wont last long because the beast is going to afraid people using mainstream medias annoucements). But, if widely developped solutions including SSH tunelling in P2P file sharing ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
sharing is only kept by their means, she has and will
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
USA file-sharing will continue to exist and the price of concert tix/ live entertainment will keep increasing.
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: North America
Closed minds is like a parachute...doesnt do any good if kept closed.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that file sharing does not diminish my desire for pay contents. For example, is that access to online music or TV shows / radio and online for free, which leads me to attend concerts or buying their media. File sharing allows me to have a broader culture of consumption and, above all, more rational (hardly buy a CD...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Ja jag tror redan ni har en liten aning om hur det ser ut i Sverige, och framförallt skåneområdet :) Lycka till!