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: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
We have new stringent laws that are trying to prevent illegal file sharing. Law-makers are in bed with copyright holders, and out of touch with the reality of file sharing so for the moment their actions are relatively useless. File sharing is here to stay. It may have to adapt and go further underground to keep going, but...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
content provider lobby groups will continue to pressure the government 3 strikes law will not be passed the uk isps will be told to police their networks but refuse to do so government will find other draconian measures to enforce lobbyists wishes vpn services/filehosts etc will gain massively in popularity
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Many people uses filesharing site because games are simply too expensive, and other media too. Like in Norway a game may cost 600 NOK when its new, why pay SO much money for a game Ill beat in 3 hours, when I can download it. The companies are simply overpriced THAT is the problem.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
goverment trying to introduce an unpopular legislation to penalize file-sharing
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Idk... TPB FTW! :D
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The people who are against filesharing have sometimes used the word stealing when they try to describe what we are doing. To be honest I dont think the politicians have a single fucking clue what they are talking about. They are just the bitches of IFPI or any other American corporation because they get so giddy when they ...
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
U.S. Lawsuit capital of the world !
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
It honestly looks like a bleak future. With large companies like Apple and Sony being involved in pushing laws to end file sharing (like digital rights movement), and websites like the pirate bay being ebbed away at from losing influential support, it is only a matter of time before file sharing becomes rare or dangerous. ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I think tv/music/movie providers will (should) offer a service that clients pay (example) 55$ a month, and then u could stream all that you want. I think downloading as we do it now, will soon cease to exist and streaming will take over.