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 one big step that must be done is that of change. the problem right now is that were stuck with an old economical model that just wont go away because the big sellers, as well as sadly many governments, just refuse to adapt. thankfully, my country is not particularly affected by harsh, inefficient anti-piracy laws. i b...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing will change fundamentally broken, old copyright system, and morph the content providing/consuming experience completely. In my home country, situation looks alright for now, mainly thanks to privacy rights that block some controlling measures.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Apart from a VPN, I do always use proxyservers. Furthermore, I always use Videlia Tor and I2P for anonimity. I dowload a lot via the I2P and the Tor network too.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Dunno, but yesterday I bought two dvd:s for 10 € while grocery shopping. Easy, fast and cheap will help the copyright holders get some ground back. Now Im going to the bay to download material I need for work. The company would buy it for me, but I dont have the time to wait for it, sorry.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
punishing people by forbidding them access to the internet like some countries are doing is SADISTIC. Thats like throwing a party and then specifically making sure that you dont invite certain people. Instead of prosecuting us why doesnt the media market aim to DEVELOP and EVOLVE? Evolve or die, thats the way it goes. You ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
Well , i would be ready to Pay for some TV show that i Download Via TPB, but uhm you know the copyright and such thing prevent my favorite TV shows from being published by my local TV channels. So i cant watch my favorite TV shows if there was no file sharing. also The Music that is shared is of high quality so i would rat...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Once content management companies adapt to the market, they will learn how to deliver content in ways that is convenient to the users that currently use P2P services. Currently they are resisting the digital revolution, because they like the ecosystem they way they have it. Many new artists release their content in revol...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I dont know about anybody else, but I use torrents as a sort of preview. If I like what I get, I go and buy it. If somebody is putting out a load of crap, Im not out the money. I think of it like borrowing it from a friend, like a DVD.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
Bacteria file share all the time (swapping pairs of genes, which are after all, information), its how they develop genetic resistance and survive, file sharing is the social resistance to a scarcity of information sources, which helps keep society, markets and culture healthy by providing diversity of information, which in...