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: Europe
"Im very worried that th governments are going to stop file shring between people apparently because of music majors favor but in fact they will do it in order to prevent people from onnecting each other: to limit those connections between individuals that can result in collaborative knowledge and intelligence not just abo...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
Cant think of much here unfortunately, sorry
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I believe the future of file-sharing is total anonymity through cloud based sharing without direct communications.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
i think the publishing industry is in trouble... it is only a matter of time until an open source library is created and does the same thing as what napster did to the online music industry
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
My desire to consume media far outreaches my financial ability to do so.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
topic of file-sharing is to liquid to control by any government the use of proxies and tor-networs in the end will keep file stealing- sharing alive for now and forever if you can get it for free then why pay
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Oceania
I file share to consume content when I want it. Streaming services that offer similar ease of access offer inferior quality.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
The public debate, and unfortunately also what the law- and policy-makers hear, is dominated by representatives, directly or via lobbyists, of the traditional media conglomerates, desperately clinging to their old business models, and still viewing themselves as necessary in the new Internet era. This is quite obviously u...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
I pay for stuff I like, I end up buying more stuff compared to others as I have more options and more exposure. I would gladly watch TV shows on TV or Buy the season DVD but the idiots put country ristrictions on there shows. And no one likes to wait for a movie or show to be aired or released after 6-7 months in there cou...