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 believe the distribution of free pirated software/films/music/etc should not be illegal. Downloading copyrighted material only harms the copyright owners if the downloader would have paid for the product. In the vast majority of cases, I believe the downloaders would not have.Also, a significant minority download in orde...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
shareing is the first step towards solving problems of humanitmy !!!!! so do it!!!!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
As i am living in india, the growth of the internet facility is not much spread... Though for some regions, it becomes important to share their files. here, college culture are also getting started to share files using torrent... though it is still new to India...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
For the longest time I thought file-sharing was wrong. Now I realize its only illegal. As it is in many African countries to oppose leadership. What I am trying to get at is this, is copy-right a morally deduced property of creative works or not? I spent some time thinking about it, and came to the realization that copy-r...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
netflix and spotify is the future of content dist. The big movie companies has to understand that. why should a movie in europe be more expensive and be screened later than in the us? If I want to watch an old charlie chaplin movie it should be ava online right away.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I think the one thing that will *never* change is that some will try to end it, and others will oppose that.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
fildelningen är gigantisk i Sverige och används av i stort sett alla jag känner som är under 60 år. Nästa stora grej en tjänst för direktsänd sport. Någon form av streamingtjänst typ myp2p fast mycket mera användarvänlig. Idag streamar folk stora europeiska fotbollsmatcher medans allsvenskan är mycket svår...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Whilst the British government may try to stop file sharing, this will Never be a success. Much like the war on Marijuana, its a bitter affair that will cost millions upon millions of pounds, with no benefit for the common man. The only people who can benefit from these laws are companies who already turn in obscenely large...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I hope file sharing will become more useful, secure and easy to use. Exchanging data between devices should be seamlessly implemented and standardized.