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: North America
love file shareing but donate to artest who i feel deserve it
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I pay for a lot of my files whatever they may be (especially music lots of $$$), A lot of the stuff I download is because I cannot get anywhere else or because I believe in paying for something that I support. I like to test something out before I buy it. Which in many cases I am glad I did not waste my money on certain pr...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
I believe virtual private networks will be the next big thing as torrents are already being surpassed by file hosting sites (rapidshare, fileserve, etc) and I have seen a trend of people moving back to Usenet downloads (NZBs) due to the long file retention
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
From where i am from,file sharing aint a big legal problem.Pirated CDs and other stuff are sold in front of police stations.They do raid the shops once in a while but concentrate more on domestic products ratehr than international softwares or movies.Anything and everything is available.A HD DVDRIP or a new game will cost ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I think that if the man tries to fight it, we will adapt and find new ways to get what we want.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
we should pay a bit of money on top of broadband costs world wide too make media free and blank DVDs CD costs go to the Director of movies and music artists and so on
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
It will be better when file sharing come. my aircel no- ***. I want torrent downloading speed upto 244 kbps. thanks.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Länge leve folkmusiken! Liksom den traditionellt muntliga berättelsen - i vilken form den än må ta. Månglarna måste kastas ut från berättarladan/INTERNET. Man ska inte kunna profitera på berättelser. Ingen ska spotifyera din hjärna! Ditt torg! Din allmänning! The next big thing kommer att vara att fildela konk...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Personally, Im a bit afraid that the net will (due to bigger players than you and me) sooner or later quit being free and open. Laws like it is already being proposed in the US, for example. However, there is still a demand for communication which in my mind will in no way shrink - rather the opposite. As such, alternative...