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
...if I steal your bike, you would have to ride the bus... File-Sharing is not stealling.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
The middle man (studios, etc) must have their powers reduced. Their enormous piles of cash have an unhealthy effect on society and governments in the form of lobbys and laws. The artist, creator must play a more interactive/active role with the consumer. This is easy nowadays with the era of the internet and digital commun...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my opinion the biggest challenge for file-sharing in the coming years will be Internet providers emposing bandwitch limits. When everyone will count data they receive and send, the ease with wchich we currently exchange infromation will suffer. It may be a serious obstacle in forming the information society(if that will...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
there will always be a way to share files, new technology (underground pirate wireless networks), new programs/code/algorithms to keep it coming. With the price always dropping on wireless hardware I believe that underground pirate networks will takeover.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
"It seems to me that the USA, and in particular, the large media studios in the USA, have set out to influence not only US laws, but laws and treaties the world over, in an effort to prevent file sharing for the sake of their own profits. What they fail to realize is that file sharing 1) is simply one of many tools for su...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
everyone downloads stuff for free on the internet. i beleive the goverment wil soon act and block torrents and peer to peer sharing
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
law and rules are too slow for controlling internet (in italy a pm, a procurateer, have blocked tpb. Everyone download using proxy). For an e-Law can need 2-3 month, for a web countermeasure 2-3 days... its unfair. Keep doing these, maybe an old off-shore BP oil driller can be bought.....
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
I pay for netflix for movie needs. I pay for grooveshark for music needs. I purchase games during steam sales. When other sectors follow this type of approach they will gain my money. The only times I buy physical copies are when I want special boxed or collector editions of content that I truly love. When TV is availabl...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
THE SITUATION DOWN HERE IN CHILE IS BAD, CAUSE WERE ALMOST FORCED TO DOWNLOAD OR SHARE MUSIC AND FILMS, BECAUSE THE PRICES ARE TOO HIGH AND THIS STUFF IS VERY EXPENSIVE DUE TO THE VERY HI TAX RATES THAT ARE APPLIED BY THE GOVERNMENT NOT ONLY FOR MUSIC OR FILMS, WHAT IS WORST IS THAT THIS TAX APPLY ALSO TO THE BOOKS WICH MA...