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: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
"Im not going to pay for a movie/TV show that I can watch for free on the TV anyways. TPB is awesome. <3"
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
I think Facebook is an example of where future file-sharing is going. People like to interact with other people (even those they do not know). Prior to PCs this was restricted to family and friends (sneakernet). Information takes many forms and learning takes a geometric path all concentrated to achieve pleasure and com...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Currently, in my direct community, the main motivation behind file sharing is the price or the availability of media (a tv-series that is no longer broadcasted for example). Most of the people that use file sharing will still buy CDs or DVDs, if possible. I believe the next big thing is going to be services such as Spotify...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
There is no being that owns any thing but himself. We can only share everything that is among all as it aways have ben. No force can change that, in the end all is ONE. Peace !
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing is often the only way to get content outside of countries such as US and UK. There is nothing to discourage people where I live to to that, because the laws that would do that are not established.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
The internet is very difficult to regulate. File sharing itself is good and bad. The way I utilize it is not completely justified, but I purchase things I like that I have received. For instance the Big Boi Album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: the Son of Chico Dusty, I bought three copies of it after hearing it from a download a...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
many people in my country abuse the file sharing concept for gaining profit. example: some people downloading music album from torrent, and then they copy the file x1000 and sell it to the people who dont know that they can get it for free from any file sharing website = profit. the government doesnt know this file sharing...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Id like to add, that while many people do abuse file sharing and unlawfully distribute pirated materials, that some do not. While I will stream music or movies over the internet, 9 times out of 10 its becuase I do not have the physical media in hand. I normally order a physcial copy of something that I really like in order...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
file sharing needs to be adoptaed by film ,music and tv industry and they need to market in a way that is 1, cost effective to reflect world we live in today 2,it will reward good TV programs, films and music makers so if the head of the SCI FI channels says he does not like spaces ships, it means he does not have the powe...