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
The only reason I use file sharing networks is because therere no better legal alternatives. I would happily pay for a tv/movie-streaming service like I do with Spotify for music. Too bad Voddler is useless.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
in my country (Portugal) they have started taking legal action against file sharers on the way they break privacy rules, etc etc but oh well... who regulates the regulators?
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I usually download old movies (etc.) when i cant find it in other places.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
As you probably know, in Sweden file sharing can cost you more than other, often life threatening criminality. This is an issue, because this shows the Swedish governments inability to protect their own citizens from multinational lobbyist groups who profit of the old market which is shrinking. It is also obvious that old...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Im shocked to see that Canada is one of the very few countries with download and upload limit from the ISP.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Information wants to be free. Forever.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
you want me to write an essay for you? fuck off
Gender: Female
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
i feel like its killing the music industry but im to lazy to earn money to buy the cds/mp3s
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File-sharing brings me the original versions of movies and music without delay and bad translation. I wish I would (digitally) buy it at the same price as in USA, but i cannot. So, i use file sharing. However, we have now a lot of good music streaming services, so i buy only favorite compositions and albums and I almost ...