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
Med Spotify (betaltjänsten) så har jag nästintill slutat tanka hem musik. Rippar därifrån om det behövs. De (IFPI) borde släppa det där med att jaga oss fildelare, dels kommer de aldrig få oss att sluta (varför streama de serier man vill från play-tjänsterna med reklam, när det går att tanka hem serien innan...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Here in the states companies are now starting to track IP addresses who download copyrighted digital files. I understand that they want to put an end to piracy but baiting and catching the last person on the food chain (the average person who just wants to download stuff) is probably not the best way to do it.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
when a person buys a product, they paid for it, right? so they should be able to share it with whoever they want. period
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
The tighter people seeking to control file sharing squeeze the more will slip through their fingers. Not all peer to peer traffic is illegal and not all content that people download illegally is worth the price tag to get it legally.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Mostly weve all got our eye on Net Neutrality, and how that will play out before we start making grandiose plans for the future under the beacon of self-righteousness. Honestly, I think that as long as weve got online publications that are more than happy to be honest and strictly factual about the quality and cost of the...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The laws in Sweden, where Im living, are rather harsh when it comes to file-sharing. But I think models like Spotify or Voddler will blur the lines between file-sharing & paying for media. As for now Im hoping that streaming services will develop further, especially when it comes to quality - higher resolution etc. I als...
Gender: Female
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Jag tror mediaindustrin kommer att anpassa sig till mindre försäljning av fysiskt media och mer utav tjänster och upplevelser, som t.ex. när Madonna tecknade avtal med en konsertarrangör när hennes skivkontrakt gick ut. Reklam kommer troligtvis också bli en viktigare inkomstkälla där artisterna kanske kommer stäl...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
is the best thing all above in the Internet. i do not have even a credit card to pay, almost all commercials ask in dollars or euros.in my 3rd world country, sri lanka we can have a cheep lunch for 50Rs(=.5$ or .3euro).how can we pay even 5 dollars(10 lunch packets) for a single song?