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: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
The biggest problem with media as it is today is that the industry has yet to come up with a legal alternative to file sharing. When a TV-show is released. I want to have the option of seeing it the same day. Not half a year later at 19:35 on tuesday evenings if some TV-channel decides to buy it. I am willing to pay for t...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
I dont like to purchase digital contents for money(I never does). According to me digital contents should be available free of cost and without any restriction to anybody. I dont think the govt bothers much about it in India. Maybe the production companies of movies and software are angry about this(haha).
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
i think file sharing should be legal
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File-sharing has been popular because it is easy, usable and convenient: price has very little to do with it. I used to pirate a lot of music, but I stopped when I found Spotify. It is easier to pay them £10 per month for streaming music than searching for album torrents. They sometimes dont have tracks that I want to li...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
sorry im do not know english is good, but my country where i live in is looseness of the law.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I file share because it is convenient and there is far to much international restriction regarding showing dates and streaming. also media to buy is very expensive for my very small budget. but if i do like a band or if there is a film i would like to see i ill pay the money to see it. if peer to peer was not around I woul...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
Long live the pirate bay