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 play PC GAMES: 1) Example: I have downloaded a PC game that was released in 2011. Game had very loud commercials and most reviews gave it 8-9 out of 10. I have downloaded official DEMO and liked it. I downloaded pirated game copy and DID NOT LIKE THE GAME. Game was soo bad that in fact I would really feel bad for spend...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
"With the US government getting set to allow companies to wipe sites off the internet its going to be tumultuous time for file sharing, but it will adapt."
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
i usually use file sharing to test drive applications on my pc... with the price of most software now days i want to try a full fetured copy of the software to consider purchase. altho i do believe the author does deserve compensation for his/her work i also dont believe we should compensate shoddy work. if you go purchas...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I live in Romania, and most people in big companies are from Romania... because God made us smart... and about file -sharing... we cant afford to buy stuff... they are too expensive... for our sallarys... if we had like other countries sallarys, myself i could afford to buy... movies, games , apps... or other stuff... and ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
My hope is that companies take a look at what the South Park and a few other Comedy Central TV shows do. There is hardly any need to download any South Park because nearly every episode is available for viewing online for free through their official web site. Streaming content seems like the way to go and if it catches on ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Our society needs some kind of legal option to the illegal torrent-sharing. Thereby not saying that torrents as technology is anything other than the currently best option for web-based transfers. Companies like Blizzard have realised this and are using it for patching games and I think others may earn alot from embracing ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
i think file sharing is a amazing way of saturating the market with popular media which helps the artists and the companys that produce the tittles, with FREE advertising and will make a fan base who will spend hard earned money on there new projects. E.G: I downloaded R.E.D watched it and liked it so much i wanted to ha...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I find that the controversy over file-sharing is mostly driven my the old business models trying to survive the next best thing. I find people focus too much on making a buck than what makes sense for society. Current copyright and patent laws are, above all else SELFISH and are against innovation. Obviously, content crea...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
In Australia people on certain ISPs (TPG is one i definately know of) are starting to get letters from CBS, NBC etc in the US threatening them with prosecution unless they stop file sharing, however most people i know who have had this happen to them ignore it. Most other ISPs dont forward these emails to their customers...