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
I would like it to be able to download music legally, because there are a lot of CDs that are not available in some countries.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I feel that the greatest threats to the future of file-sharing are the implementation of bandwidth charges on the individual user and the increasing erosion of net neutrality in the United States. If bandwidth is restricted severely (and made to be extremely expensive for home users), then I can see massive protests in th...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
"I agree 100% with the article http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2011/03/21/media-policy-project-policy-brief-1-creative-destruction-and-copyright-protection/ Also, the future of file-sharing is cloud computing (esp. streaming services) + mobile Internet in the long run, namely services such as Amazon Cloud Drive,...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
party party party!!!!!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Its the next step in entertainment. Focus more on live acts, let the music and videos be free. Cant bootleg a live performer.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
art is worthless
Gender: Female
Age: 66 years and older
Continent: Oceania
KILL KILL KILL
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
I think file sharing will persist the way it does now, and if anything get more popular. But I think industry will change to find other ways of making money, and I think there will be more stuff available freely and legally and subsidised by advertising. I think individuals in liberal democracies are very concerned abo...
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: Oceania
I live in Australia. In many cases, TV shows are released here a long time after other countries and after the online buzz has died down and many spoilers have been released. I applaude the TV networks for those few TV shows released within a day or two of their US or European airing. I have downloaded media that I own...