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
In my country file sharing is practically not controlled by legal authorities. Its completely natural to share files with other, even unknown users. Im sure that in the following years market (global perspective) will adapt and change the value delivered to the client, as we see the rising trend in the live shows industry....
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"I think that last question needs to be adapted. Eventually media producers (be they from the film, TV or music industry, or any other media that is effected) will find a way to make their products affordable and convenient enough to discourage people from obtaining files in this way but there will always be those whod mu...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
The debate about piracy and its impact has been around ever since recordable media hit consumer markets (VHS, 8-track, Floppy Disks, etc). Certainly peer to peer networks are simpler and present a much greater variety of easily accessible data, but its ramifications arent so simple to understand. As far as I am immediatel...
Gender: Female
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
This is something for the people of the world to decide, not a select few individuals who have money invested in companies which benefit from copyright law enforcement. If freely sharing copyrighted material results in the fall of certain industries, then so be it. It is up to the people to decide if they want to support t...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Either the industries will adapt, or the government and ISPs will clamp down on those who file share. I personally hope that it is not the former.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I believe file-sharing should be a SAFE (i.e. no viruses) alternative to purchasing media. As much as I would love to buy all of the albums my favourite artists release, I do not have the money to do so, otherwise I would. File-sharing has also opened me up to lots of foreign movies/games/music that I would have never di...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
If there was more content made available by the TV networks and faster, then I would use then more but they dont. There are so many shows that I cant get where I am and I want to watch them so I almost have no choice.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
File sharing is just to get back at the greedy bastards who overprice games and other materials.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I believe that file-sharing, due to its enormosity throughout the world, should be embraced by governments worldwide. There is no downside to it, other than the loss of revenue for bigshot companies, such as Viacom, Virgin Records, Etc. These companies are greedy and selfish, and wish only to share their wares with others ...