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
law is not going to stop the vast numbers of illegal transfer/ commercial material that gets distributed daily nor would they be able to reduce it to a significant amount. That said, I do think they might label it higher than drug distribution in terms of severity which would build new crackdown government teams that would...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
"I live in Canada, the situation is nearing dire. Our laws are greatly influenced by the US who are very monopoly friendly (except if youre Microsoft, for some reason). A few new laws have been shot down/neutered, but soon will come a change that will make me far more susceptible to spying and being sued. At that point,...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
in early days, before the common person could read, the church would censor and manipulate the teachings for financial gain and power. now, almost anyone could read and understand religious texts, allowing for the common man to be able to understand them for themselves instead of being told by someone else. with more peop...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
It will probably involve cellphones more and more. Companies regulating phone services, former dictatorship countries enjoying more freedom of internet, cloud surfing, commercials on streaming sites, and google, somehow!
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
I only pirate what isnt for sale. I have pirated some things that were for sale or going to be for sale, but I either stopped using the software after testing, or bought a commercial copy. Ive also bought commercial software, only to also download the pirated cracked version because of aggressive DRM. Games easily come to ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Central or South America
the pirate bay the best
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Old rich white guys in Washington will continue to try and control something they dont understand at the behest of their large donors. Just like prohibition, you cant stop it. Where theres a will theres a way. Get used to it.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
The current system cant exist for the decades to come. The media has to either adapt their business models or die. The current flood of lawsuits against private sharers are trying to fix a broken damn with duct tape.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
All you who like to exploit the masses and gain wealth for the elite, I have one message for you - You can never kill the internet and we will always share. Have a nice day.