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: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
I would be willing to pay a reasonable amount for the content that I download. Part of the reason that I download is to put pressure on the content industries to come up with more equitable solutions for purchasing media, and without DRM or similar use restrictions. iTunes is part of the way there, but is still too expen...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The parliament does not hold any special interest in this subject at the moment, although i doubt they could have a significant impact even on the web sites hosted in the same country.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
You cant possibly make everyone pay. Some are willing, some are not, some can, some cannot. Bottom line is that the person who takes or borrows files usually does so because they like sharing and enjoying it with there piers and in turn probably turn it onto someone who would like to pay for it. People sneak into movies, j...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
next big thing - encryption
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
yI think the search is bad on ThePiratebau
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"I belive it will be a lot more laws that will be immensly out of scale that will linger around for decades (just take a look at the response to the bookprinting machines). However, I do also belive it all will result in an even worse situation in terms of global music in the big channels but with the sideeffect of it bein...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing in the united states is odd at the moment. Some isps dont report you for it, others try and squeeze more money out of you because of it. Of late we saw Sony win the PS3 hacking case, which means a lot of our justice system. Big corp vs single hacker/group is looking more prominent then ever, so we may see also...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
As the law develop, the people will start looking for other ways to distribute. To say that file sharing will stop exist is to accept the slavery that the goverment tries to put on us. Freedom will always be a way to live, non-less to show that we are not something to control, we are by means the ones that should control....