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
"Home country: Germany Situation: If you are not carefull and with the wrong ISP you can easily get a letter from a lawyer, that tells you to pay a certain amount of money, threatening otherwise your case would go to court. That mostly happens with music - I personally dont know of anyone getting busted because of uploadi...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
If the commercial developers realized the potential of Internet their problem with filesharing would never have occurred. If Voddler had the movies i wanted and worked without lagging, and if spotify continued to be free - filesharing would be less and less of a problem. But the leaders of these companys doesnt understand.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
The world is changing. You can stop change at your front door but you cant stop it from happening outside. This is what the media refuses to accept, there is no reason that the various media outlets can not negotiate with the file sharing community to reach a comprimise that works for all. I once read of an idea in whic...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Asia
Where I am from, the Internet has limited bandwidth. BitTorrent is a very popular way to get files downloaded. Trade problems in my area, lack of licensing agreements for proper commercial distribution, and the many cities with Internet access mean that so-called piracy is the ONLY way to get good films, apps, etc. I self-...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that DRM free media, CC-licensed media, Libre software and indie creators embracing those things could be big winners of this. :) At least, thats how things are evolving for me now. Buying/paying for more such media and reducing my consumption of the others. Of course, I hope that big media corporations will get t...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
All hail file sharing! Everything sharable in this world should be shared.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
"Sites like thepiratebay.org, are the only reason why Im using my pc up to its limits(working with great programs and games).. Its the only thing that lets me find my own entertainment I want to download and enjoy, not some stupid feed from TV and Radio... It lets me to be me... It helps me to develop, to the way I am, a...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
"I struggle with the topic of file sharing. I know that the rights of the copyright owners need to be considered, but I also recognize the nature of people to share with others especially those that cant afford to drop large amounts of money on everything that they want to try or on things that they really want to learn a...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I use file-sharing services to distribute self-produced music media to clients and prospective clients. This has been my main form of income for 6 months. Without access to file-sharing services like Bittorrent and Dropbox my business would suffer. The current file-sharing community allows me to share my music with the ...