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: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
file sharing will continue to despite law but i think the torrent community will end in the next decade or so due to lechers
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Africa
In my country a lot of the media is consumed through file sharing (music, movies, TV shows, books, ... ), we have some free alternative like hulu but they are not popular, physical media (foreign and local ) are overpriced or unavailable, free TV is censored, paid TV is overpriced, and digital stores are not popular (lot o...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I download a lot of things I already own, or that I can contribute to the makers in another way. For music, I download an album instead of paying an overpriced amount and then if that band has a t-shirt I like or come to my country on tour Ill go see them. Movies and shows I will usually replace with hard copies once I a...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I share movies and games that i buy and make several copies of them i also host down torrents from my network if i have lost one or more of them, i usually download games and movies for my friends.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
god
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I think companies should find a new way to make money because selling physical copies of things simply wont make them money more, I am more than willing to pay for something that deserves my hard-earned money, but if its not spectacular I will just download pirated versions.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I think its great to try and understand the point of peer-to-peer networking and file sharing. Basically its just lending a buddy a cd, except the buddy is 1000 - 10000 miles away and is often a complete stranger. It really sucks for the artists especially when they deserved the hard earned money from all their hard work, ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
The evolution/arms-race will continue forever (regarding internet/information as free or controlled, Gatekeeper vs Gated etc) The proverbial Geenie will never be put back in the bottle. Tools of p2p & network decentralisation (ex. ad-hoc wireless networks) & anonymity/encryption-decryption will be further developed. Mor...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
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