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: Oceania
There are 2 futures: a) The law will control what it can, which is the profit model, forcing file sharing to remain marginal, unofficial, and separate from the revenue generating pathways from consumer to content-creator. This could (conceivably) be kept up for 2-3 decades, with increasingly strict enforcement, punishment,...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
LUND FTW :D
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
Currently we are not paying for amount we download. In future we will pay per GB downloaded.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Asia
relaxed
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
The big media companies are funding politicians in the US to make the laws more restrictive and pushing the government to expand these laws to other countries as part of trade agreements, but filesharing will adapt and stay one step ahead.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
of peaple working out os is country of origin its the only way to watch there tv shows and film in there original language
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I would like a service similar to Spotify where I can see the tv-shows and movies I want directly when they release. Im happy to pay up to 50-60 euro a month to not be illegal. Its like the media companys do not want my money, having me wait months and months until they release tv-shows etc legally.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Filesharing of copyrighted content is illegal in my country and already I have received a warning notice from a law firm. However, I would be more than willing to pay a monthly fee, if in return filesharing would be legalized. A lot of content which I download via filesharing networks is not commercially available in my co...
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years and older
Continent: Europe
I do not know...