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: North America
Large corporations are in the process of controlling the governments, which in turn are trying to take over the rights of the people who originally have put said government in office to begin with. A revolution is in order all around the world and people are taking back there rights and will eventually. Hopefully one day...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
Next big thing:buying only one licence, and getting any/every format
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
As the horizons of computing and networking technology and infrastructure expand outwards, I personally believe that, eventually, it will become effectively impossible to police any peer-to-peer file sharing. The struggle will become increasingly more important to both sides.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
That last question gave very few options. I believe the file sharing will continue, and will be driven by the market - in the sense that consumers will gravitate towards whichever method seems to have the lowest overall cost. How exactly that will look in the future, I dont know. I *do* know that copyright is untenable.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Stealing music is not good. Maybe if artists released ALBUMS that were amazing people would buy them.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In the Netherlands the government wants to ban downloading but they wont go after the lonely men but the music industry will go after us but then we just need to find other ways to download anonymous.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
the next big thing will be a torrent program that automatically downloads your favorite TV program from a trusted seeder that youre already going out and downloading from every week anyway. duh no video will be less than 2,160 pixels horizontal. manufacturers will go back to standard definition to sell 2160s Black pane...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Im in France and we got the new HADOPI laws that ruins the liberties of internet users, even those who doesnt download so much. Im actually seriously considering to move away to another country.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I just have one off topic thing: theres no Central Europe option, I live in Czech republic