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: North America
Canada is instituting new laws coming 1 month after the elections here that will take place in May. They will allow police to track your online browsing/file sharing at any point. KEEP THE INTERNET FREE AND OPEN FUCK THE NEW WORLD ORDER
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Most Internet users want to be anonymous. In my country government is trying to censor the web, but we hope they will fail.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Well, Sweden with its recent laws pretty much screws privacy for the benefit of protecting copyright. That is not OK.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
It is great really. One can seldom afford all the media that one wants and file-sharing helps in exposing one to various kinds of media which one would normally not have access to. In my country, file sharing is booming big time. Me and my friends do a lot of file-sharing. It is the primary way of getting various kinds of ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"- File-sharing is a digital-age human right that should never be infringed. - Corporations have the right to encrypt or protect their intellectual property within their own premises, but they dont have the right to tell people what to upload/download or what not to upload/downlaod. - Taking a commercial / non-free movie...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Africa
Hi
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
keep it up with the awsommmeeeee work!! kopimi I!!
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
The only thing to have strategically beaten file sharing is Steam. All games I own are legal copies. Movie and music industries could currently not offer anything that would make me buy it instead of using using free sharing services. In Russia copyRusts (as we call them, copyright lobbyists and those who side with them) ...
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Europe
Although artists and other creators need to be paid, there is no need for that pay to be in proportion to the number of users. There are many professions where pay is not so determined - academics for example often produce research that belongs to mankind. Maybe art should be treated that way too.