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: Europe
I think good alternatives where you can download for a cheaper price what you want to see, like pay to view but a really cheaper alternative than the ones that are in the market today especially for the video/movie market. It doesnt make sense that a cinema ticket in Sweden costs atleast double the price in US or other cou...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
"-Copyright law is viewed as protecting publisher profits, not artists rights. -When downloading games, most of the time, they were products I would not have purchased, even if file sharing was not an option. If I only wanted to play the game a little, I would play it at a friends house, not pay $70 for it. I do still pay ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
distributed profit.say i watch(pay) a film from universal.then the next time its slightly cheaper.i watch enough.maybe i get a free movie.maybe have a app that when someone buys a ticket.it shows who recommended the movie to them,and that person gets a portion of said kick back. being entertained is not worth the prices...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my country (Slovakia - btw. central Europe, not eastern), there isnt much, if any, restriction to file-sharing. Providers dont block P2P clients or protocols or such. I think file-sharing is important in many aspects, mainly because it keeps balance between how much companies ask for their products and how much customer...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think providers of content need to adapt to provide low cost products whilst giving consumers easy access.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
For me the bigest reason to use file sharing is the lack of availability on the market of whatever I am downloading, and I am far to impatient to wait days/weeks to receive an order placed online. There is no next big thing, just the next big way of doing it.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Ah, the abused, corrupted monopoly that is copyright law. Copyright laws are crap. Those greedy monopolizing egotistical fat cats that work in what we call the music industry. They disgust me. If I was ever to be big in the music world, the only people I would ever sue would be the ones that are suing other people for use...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Internet is dead without file sharing. With the internet dead, the government also looses advantage of tracking peoples activities.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
Unfortunately, in the United States where Im from, the picture looks pretty grim. There are new ways to track and harass average internet users via ISP and law enforcement than in most other countries save for some Asian and Middle East nations where the fundamental rights of the consumer / citizen are forfeit across the b...