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: North America
The knowledge I gained as a child downloading programs and learning from them allowed me to have the paying job I have now. Knowledge is power.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I dont know enough about my home situation. In future I believe clouds will be the next big thing. No static trackers, but groups of people sharing.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I really have no comment on this.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
- Expansion of Wireless distribution to prevent activity being logged by ISPs. - More use of VPN to protect privacy from snooping ISPs and prevent bandwidth throttling. - In AU, much more use of VPN to circumvent internet censorship - In AU, adult gamers which make up a large percentage, are forced to illegally obtain R / ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"hi im from poland. in my country downloading without uploding is legal thanks to broad definition of fair use (you can share copyright materials like games and music with family and friends, you can download/make a backup copy of cds). cracks are illegal. reasons ppl download stuff are as follows -they are testing game/mu...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The next big problem would be the loss of even weak anonymity by ISPs DPI with automatic law threads. A new way to ensure anonymity to make innovations possible has to be found.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
file sharing the best way pirate bay rocks
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I hope to see the market adapt in the future in a way that will incentivise people for buying the content. Right now companies lock down media with DRM and go after pirates with legal cases. I like what amazon started doing with their cloud storage service for music. I have the option to pirate to music but i wont be able ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Africa
just hack the stoppers of file sharing and continue