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: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
The government (and the brown companies) will never win!, or they have already won but we are not aware of it..
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think product placement and other forms of embedded adverts like websites use prolifically will be inserted into videos. I am not sure how the music industry will adapt other than just getting rid of the one hit wonder machines and artists concentrating on live shows and using file sharing as an advertisement of how awes...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
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Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Here in Holland they are about to make downloading copyrighted files illegal. It may affect the mainstream peers but if you are tech-sawy enough to download and crack games you probably can set up a proxy as well IMO
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I mostly use file sharing to preview music albums. I hate buying a CD knowing I like one song, only to find out that the rest of the album is crap. I also abhore low bit rate DRMed mp3s like I find at itunes or other on-line music stores.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing is only here because theres no service where i live with a resonable price with all the content i can get from file sharing. Id gladly watch a few ads before watching a full length move or tv show, (like Hulu.com) however that is not avalible here. However i would need all episodes to be online and not just th...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
File-sharing is for people who cant afford all the dvds, cds and games that they want to have (like me). We just download it to test the stuff and if the producer of the files diserves his money, well (maybe) buy it. Its also extremely useful for downloading music which you cant find in a store or on iTunes, like the dubst...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
My Main reason for using peer to peer services in Australia is that tv shows are often weeks months or years behind the US or UK release date. Some shows simply arent shown over here at all. I would defiantly pay for a service that releases all these shows at the same time as the first broadcast. Movies at the cinema are f...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
My thought are that some services like Spotify, who are currently moving away from being free to a paid service will loose almost all their free users. This will make other free services, legal or illegal pop up and get a wider use, more users will flock to these free services. When it comes to material like movies, cds a...