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: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I would pay a small fee for unlimited legal downloads. like spotify sort of thing...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
As a common middle class citizen, I personally believe that any file-sharing actions that I participate in has absolutely no impact on the larger companies, publishers, or record and film industries. For many, file-sharing is a gift (i.e. my own website http://www.textbookarchive.org) that can help the underprivileged.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
We need file sharing. I dont write very well and Im sorry for that. I believe that file sharing is a must. For example, a band can get big through file sharing. Also the prices for consumer items are outrageous and thats why people are forced to use online things like piratebay to find files. And they are also forced to do...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think the magnet-link is a great idea. The Future is Analogue!
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
on our country we are free to use anything to download stuffs.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I live a very sheltered, lonely existence, movies and tv is the only real insight i will ever get in to a normal life. I have no job, no girlfriend and very very few friends. I simply do not have the money to afford premium digital tv services, neither can afford to buy dvds. Although i dont condone downloading this type o...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Irelands eircom is blocking all TPB sites. I have to use proxy to get to you.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I dont see file sharing going away any time soon. Its too large. As governments control and stop ways of file sharing, new means will appear.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Laws in Canada are quite ambiguous, but too many people are losing money for file-sharing to exist the way it does for much longer. It will be interesting to see how it is shut down, but in my opinion its just a matter of time.