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
File sharing will never die. Mainly in Slovakia and near countries it will only expand.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
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Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
In Belgium, a lot of young students download music or movies. Its just to expensive when you dont work. I dont mind it really..
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I live in Sweden and its quite new with the anti-filesharing laws there, Im not as a private person worried at all, but when you look at the whole picture its concerning me a bit, mostly because I think that our personal integrity will be put at its edge. I really hope that the government across the world someday will lear...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Its not going to go away any time soon, peer-to-peer networks will likely decentralize even more, to the point where trackers are no longer required.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Everyone pirates something, because people are lazy cheapskates.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Move to Sealand. Host there, no laws :> Englands laws are rate annoying, i only download because tv is so boring.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
My reason for not using free commercial streams are all the annoying in-the-way unskippable adverts.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Like most things in life, its driven by economy. Most file-sharers I know do so largely (for example) because of the insane cost of DVDs. Its a waste of money on the part of movie companies to try to prevent file sharing and Im sure it contributes to the cost. Stop trying to prevent it and more people will buy. I certainly...